Picmonic NCLEX® Question of the Day

A 24-year-old female has a broken leg from a snowboarding accident. She is about to be discharged and is getting measured for crutches. Which of the following does the nurse include in her instructions to the patient on crutch placement and positioning? Select all that apply:

Measure crutches to be three finger widths under axilla.
Ensure handgrips are at 60 degree elbow flexion.
Measure end of crutch to be six inches lateral from heel.
Measure crutch to be four inches in front of each foot.
Ensure handgrips are at 30 degree elbow flexion.

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