A nurse is caring for a patient who has left-sided weakness due to a stroke. To avoid the risk of disuse syndrome, the nurse should do which of the following? Select all that apply.


• Assisting with passive and active ROM and using boots to prevent foot drop are all correct. The other choices can promote disuse syndrome after a stroke 

• Use of boots (foot positioning aids) can reduce the risk of foot drop 

• Passive and active ROM (as tolerated) of the affected areas will help the client to preserve function and mobility 

• The patient should be encouraged to use the weak side (which is the left, not the right) for ADLs as much as tolerated to promote a return to function

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