EXERCISE, LESSON 1, SECTION II
MULTIPLE-CHOICE. For exercises 1 through 15, select the ONE word or phrase that
BEST completes the statement or BEST answers the question.
Before moving a patient, you should:
a. Assess the patient's approximate weight, condition, mobility, strength,
endurance, balance, responsiveness, and alertness.
b. Select the longest route to ensure a safe move.
Give detailed and lengthy instructions so that the patient knows exactly what
d. Discourage the patient from assisting in the move to avoid mishaps and
e. Unlock all wheels on beds and gurney.
If the patient is mobile, you should.
a. Allow him to make the move unassisted to encourage the patient along on the
road to recovery.
b. Provide your assistance; the patient may not be as strong as he thinks he is.
Use the draw-sheet pull or three-person lift.
d. Perform a two-person carry.
If the patient is unable to assist in the transfer from wheelchair to X-ray table you
will need to:
a. Use a portable X-ray machine.
b. Move the patient yourself.
Find another person or persons to help you.
d. Reschedule the X-rays.