Tags

Type your tag names separated by a space and hit enter

gait

gait is a topic covered in the Taber's Medical Dictionary.

To view the entire topic, please or purchase a subscription.

Nursing Central is the award-winning, complete mobile solution for nurses and students. Look up information on diseases, tests, and procedures; then consult the database with 5,000+ drugs or refer to 65,000+ dictionary terms. Explore these free sample topics:

Nursing Central

-- The first section of this topic is shown below --

(gāt )

A manner of walking.

PATIENT CARE
Patients with gait problems should be evaluated by an interdisciplinary team, often including a neurologist, physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and home health nurse. The home or care setting should be assessed for hazards that may increase the risk of falling; it should be altered to enhance its safety. Care providers should be taught how to safely assist an individual who has fallen, without compounding any injuries that may have occurred. Fall protection (hip pads, stair rails and tub rails, low bed position, appropriate kinds of chairs) should be provided to safeguard the patient from injury, and patients should be encouraged to practice and use techniques that specifically address their strengths and weaknesses so that their mobility is optimized.












-- To view the remaining sections of this topic, please or purchase a subscription --

Citation

Venes, Donald, editor. "Gait." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762890/all/scissor_gait.
Gait. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762890/all/scissor_gait. Accessed May 26, 2019.
Gait. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762890/all/scissor_gait
Gait [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 26]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762890/all/scissor_gait.
* Article titles in AMA citation format should be in sentence-case
TY - ELEC T1 - gait ID - 762890 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/762890/all/scissor_gait PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -