Figure 2-21. Range-of-motion exercises for the foot
Figure 2-22. Range-of-motion exercises for the toes.
2-7. ARMS CARRY LIFT FROM FLOOR TO BED LEVEL
Situations may arise which require a patient to be lifted from the floor to a bed or
wheeled litter. For this procedure, perhaps two bearers should be sufficient to lift a
lightweight patient but three or more bearers are necessary to lift a heavy patient. The
signals or commands should be given by the bearer lifting the patient's head and
shoulders. The following procedures are appropriate.
a. Place the bed or stretcher to receive a patient lifted from the floor at the far
side of the patient and parallel to him. Lock the wheels of the bed or stretcher. All
bearers kneel on the knee nearest the patient's feet. Each bearer slides his arms under
the patient at a space interval, which allows the bearer's elbows to be held close to his
body, while supporting the patient's shoulders, back, hips, and thighs (figure 2-23A).