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A nursing assistant is providing AM care for a patient who recently suffered a stroke and now has weakness in their right side. What should a nursing assistant do first when dressing the patient?

A After removing the pants, the nursing assistant needs to take the pants off beginning with the left leg, followed by the right leg

The patient's area which is weak or suffers from paralysis on one particular side should be undressed last and then clothed first while a nursing assistant is dressing the patient. With answer A, the answer is backward. With answer B, there is no need to remove all of the clothing prior to dressing, unless the patient has soiled himself or herself. For answer D, again there is no need to remove the clothing from the upper portion of the body first. This can happen after addressing the lower half of the body.