Posted: September 24th, 2017
A client with a total knee replacement has a CPM (continuous passive motion device) applied during the post-operative period. Which statement made by the nurse indicates understanding of the CPM machine?
A. “Use of the CPM will permit the client to ambulate during the therapy.”
B. “The CPM machine controls should be positioned distal to the site.”
C. “If the client complains of pain during the therapy, I will turn off the machine and call the doctor.”
D. “Use of the CPM machine will alleviate the need for physical therapy after the client is discharged.”
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