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?

If the knees sway, the nurse moves swiftly in front of the patient to block the unaffected knee to maintain stability.


• 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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