My wife is studying nursing in Canada and she was puzzled the other day as to how to ask a patient to only remove a single hand from one of the sleeves. The entire sweater could not be removed because the other hand was connected to the IV. She managed to do it eventually with the help of gestures, but it's always nice to be able to explain something just using words.
I'm attaching a picture with a T-shirt, but we actually had a thick sweater with long sleeves.
Would anyone have any good suggestions as to how to properly explain it to the patient?
Some examples that I came up with that I don't like because they are probably confusing:
Could you please remove your left hand from the sleeve? You can keep your sweater on, but we need to free up your left hand from the sweater.