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Question:

Where should the nurse aid place the signaling device for a client is paralyzed on the right side?

A On the left side of the bed near patients head
Explaination

Clients who have had a stroke often have one-sided weakness or paralysis. They may not be able to utilize that side of their body, or may not even be aware of the affected side. This is called “one-side neglect.” Rehabilitation services will aid the patient in recovering as well as possible, but as the client’s caregiver, you can encourage the patient to utilize the unaffected side by placing the signaling device where the patient can reach it to call for assistance.