Anatomy & Physiology Musculoskeletal #20

Question

Which term does the nurse document for the specific movements that each muscle is capable of performing?

Answers

  1. Inverson
    • Rationale:

      While inversion is a type of ROM this is not the generic term used when documenting specific movement that each muscle is capable of performing.

  2. Eversion
    • Rationale:

      While eversion is a type of ROM this is not the generic term used when documenting specific movement that each muscle is capable of performing.

  3. Plantar flexion
    • Rationale:

      While plantar flexion is a type of ROM this is not the generic term used when documenting specific movement that each muscle is capable of performing.

  4. Range of motion
    • Rationale:

      The term that the nurse documents regarding specific movement that each muscle is capable of performing is referred to as range of motion.

Overview

Documentation of client movement is an essential duty for the nurse.

Explanation

Learning Outcomes

Range of motion (ROM) is the measurement of the amount of movement around a specific body part or joint. It is commonly assessed during the nursing assessment and is often the basis of many specific nursing interventions. Active ROM is movement that the client can independently perform. Passive ROM is a movement implemented by the nurse or other healthcare provider to ensure the client’s joint range is not impacted by hospitalization or disease processes.

Test Taking Tip

Consider the definition of each choice to answer this question correctly.

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