(Circleville, Ohio )
I've been an RN for 25 years and always knew that range of motion (ROM) was vital to preventing contractures, but I never knew exactly what caused the contracture.
As a new nurse in the ’80's it was standard that anyone on bed rest was shown how to do range of motion (ROM) exercises and then monitored as they did them, or if they were unable to do them themselves, we did passive ROM where nurses took their extremities through the stretches.
Now I realize that I never hear nurses talk much about ROM anymore. And if I talk to a client (I work in psych now) about ROM if they have had a recent injury or surgery, they've never heard of it.
I wish your site was mandatory for every nursing student. This just proves you're never too old to learn. Thank you for all the work you have put into this site.
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