A 75-year-old client has an unsteady gait and requires assistance with ambulation. The nurse decides to use a gait belt. The nurse knows that she should do which of the following when using a gait belt? Select all that apply.
A. Secure the gait belt loosely around the client’s waist.
B. Twist her upper body to position the client.
C. Remove the gait belt after use.
D. Place the gait belt over the client’s clothes with the clip in front.
E. Use the gait belt to help lift the client from a sitting into a standing position.