Summary

When administering the FIST, remember...

  • FIST overall description
    • Give your patient the general description of the test at the start.
  • Patient position
    • Correct the patient's position and reposition as needed before moving onto the next item.
  • Examiner position
    • Position yourself to ensure patient safety and allow you to assist as the patient as needed.
  • Item directions
    • Describe and demonstrate each test item before scoring the patient's performance.
  • Scoring criteria
    • 0 to 4 score for each item
    • Record physical assistance level if scoring item as 1
      • min, mod, or max A

The following written resources are available for you to download. 

You've completed training in the administration of the FIST. Congratulations!

Proceed to the post-training quiz to verify your understanding and assess your competency.

Request more information

Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Donec sed odio dui.