Jenny, a medical assistant working in Dr. Cory’s orthopedic practice, has been asked to assist Mr. Ivy from the wheelchair onto the examination table. Mr. Ivy, who is 70 years old, is weakened onthe left side of his body from a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). He weighs 200 pounds and is reluctant to provide much help to Jenny when she has to transfer him from the wheelchair to the examination table.
How can Jenny get Mr. Ivy to help her assist him?
Describe the body mechanics that Jenny should use to assist Mr. Ivy.
What patient education does Mr. Ivy need?
What documentation should Jenny provide on Mr. Ivy’s record?