CPNE musculoskeletal management

  1. I am stuck...I have no idea how to do abduction and adduction, flexion and extention. I feel comfortable and confident in every other area of care. Is there anyone that can guide me on the best resource. Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   t-lo
    If I am not mistaken flex/extesion and adduct/abduction were in your Health Safety materials. A Fundamentals of Nursing text will show you how with pictures
  4. by   BLAKEY2005
    abduct is away from the body,adduct is toward the body, flex is when you make a muscle and extension is when you straighten your hand outward. hope this help. also check you med-surg book on pg199-201 there are some pictures
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  6. by   GeauxNursing
    You're In good shape if that's the only thing you're worried about! Good luck!