(Murbank, P. n.d.). Consequences of Falls and Trauma The consequences of falling can be emotional and physical. Falls can lead to complications and might increased the length of hospital stay and increase the hospital bill as well. It can lead to other health problems and might also lead to death. Nursing Strategies and Recommendations to Prevent Falls and Trauma There are a lot of things a nurse can do to prevent falls and trauma, after all it is a nurse’s job to help the patient feel and get better.
This is done through phoning her doctor and also paramedic attention that can then control this situation. This response is needed as she is very frail and vulnerable and simple accidents can cause her more physical harm than that of a younger woman. For example an elderly person can easily break a bone or hip from failing which can have a huge impact on their independence. The reason why I have listed this response first is because I believe the health and well being is the most
This information will help you be able to determine if Mrs. Baker is declining at any point of her stay. It is also important to check the patient’s skin especially around the head and face. Geriatric patients bruise faster as they age so when Mrs. Baker collapsed she may have hit her head and that is causing her confusion. Looking for a bruise around the head and face may be a sign of this if Mrs. Baker is unable to remember what happened. If the patient is able to respond to you doing a pain assessment is also a very important step in doing a complete assessment on a patient.
You should also open their airway and monitor their breathing, as they could deteriorate quickly. You must keep talking to the casualty, telling them what you are doing whilst treating the head injury. Depending on the high fallen and the severity of the head injury, possibly hold the head to prevent further spinal injury, or put them in the recovery position if then fall was not very great. Also, keep a record of all incidents. Incident 2 There is a suspected intruder walking around the hospital.
You also need to think about who could be at risk, such as staff, clients, cleaners etc. Staff should be supported to maintain health and safety, this can be done by giving them regular training and telling them of any changes in the security of the salon, such as if the alarm system changes. If any health and safety equipment or protective wear needs to be replaced make sure they are aware how often things should be replaced and on request make sure it happens asap. The manager should also think about the staff’s individual needs such as disabilities or if a staff member is pregnant, they’d need slightly different conditions such as ramps, more space and maybe more breaks. The salon needs to have procedures for security breaches, for example if a staff member is the last person working there and forgets to lock up or if a staff member steals money from the till or doesn’t put the alarm on and it gets broken into the manager could give them a verbal or written warning or even sack the staff member, for cases such as theft they may also get the police involved.
He knew that this was abnormal behavior for her, so he immediately called 9-1-1 to get help. In the brochure, “Speak Up: What you should know about stroke”, published on February 1, 2012 there is pertinent information that may be quite useful for people who have risk factors that may indeed lead to a stroke. It is very beneficial for people to know if they are at risk. Strokes can be detrimental to people as well as their families. The information that is presented in the brochure could possibly help to save a life.
Her history includes the recent start of a new blood pressure medication: lisinopril (Micromedex, 2013). The other medications Mrs. Baker takes are metformin, to control blood sugar (Micromedex, 2013), and hydrochlorothiazide, to eliminate excess fluid (Micromedex, 2013). When Mrs. Baker arrived in the ER, the nurse was able to ask a few questions but she then became unresponsive with difficulty breathing. The immediate goal of the emergency medical team is to stabilize the patient through restoration of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the ability of the body to maintain stability within its environment by managing external changes (Biology-online, 2013).
Health teaching is extremely important with patients with GERD to prevent reflux and complications. Develop a health teaching plan for your patient with GERD. Please note that all of the health teaching would also be relevant to the acute care of the client in the hospital. Highlight on your plan what should be included on your worksheet in the hospital, e.g. explain side effects of meds.-5 * Health Teaching for a patient with GERD would include: -Lifestyle modifications/Teaching the patient to avoid factors that aggravate symptoms.
One point that I wish to advocate are that the elderly should be carefully watched so that they will take their medication correctly and on time. I chose this because some elderly people are stubborn and really don’t think that they need help. The other point I wish to advocate is that the elderly should be assisted at home for the care that they receive in the hospital. Most elderly people live their independence. Sometimes the hospital depresses them.
Usually a medication is a substance used in the prevention of health alteration of the people who need to take this one. The nurse’s action in her work has the important role of administration and should be responsible for this process. Of course to safe and accurately administer medications as a nurse is important to avoid medication errors. An error can happen at any step but an error medication cause patient harm with legal consequence, for that reason I was analyzing how the processes of medication error in facilities occur and I determine simple rules to help myself to avoid mistake with medication. For me the most important steps are: preparing medications for only one patient at a time, second to double check all doses and third involve the patient when administering medications.