Mrs Jones has had a cerebral vascular accident, so her left leg is increasedin tone, very stiff and difficult to position comfortably when she is in bed. What would you do?
Give Mrs Jones analgesia and suggest she sleeps in the chair.
Try to diminish increased tone by avoiding extra stimulation by ensuring herfoot doesn’t come into contact with the end of the bed; supporting, with a pillow, her left leg in side lying and keeping the knee flexed.
Give Mrs Jones diazepam and tilt the bed.
Suggest a warm bath before she lies on the bed. Then use pillows to support the stiff limb.