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Question:

What should the nurse aid do when he or she moves a joint during ROM (range of motion) exercises, and the patient complains of pain?

A Stop the movement at the point where pain occurs and report to the nurse
Explaination

Range of motion (ROM) exercises provide a way to maintain joint flexibility. Each joint is moved as far as it can comfortably go. The customer may feel slight discomfort as the muscles are stretched, but never push beyond the point of pain. If the customer reports pain, stop immediately and report to the nurse or therapist.