A nurse is assisting a post-stroke patient with using a wheelchair. A safe transport from the bed to the wheelchair is observed when which of the following is implemented?


• The chair is placed beside the patient on the strong side, with the nurse on the weaker side to help

• Blocking the unaffected knee when it buckles helps maintain support and stability during transfer

• Incorrect: The chair should be placed next to the patient’s unaffected side, not the affected side

• Incorrect: The nurse should stand on the patient’s affected side and hold or assist the affected limb

• Incorrect: Placing a pillow under the affected arm and shoulder after getting into the wheelchair provides additional support, but this is not a step necessary for safe transfer of the patient

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