Rtt1 Task 1

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RTT1 Task 1 Western Governors University RTT1 Task 1 This is an examination of the nurse sensitive indicators in the case study concerning Mr. J, who is an elderly Jewish male patient with a fractured right hip and a history of dementia in a hospital setting. Nurse sensitive indicators presented in Mr. J’s case were: patient falls, restraint prevalence, complications of pressure ulcers, and patient satisfaction will be addressed in this task. Better care is provided by nurses when they are aware of nurse-sensitive indicators. A. Nursing Sensitive Indicators Nurse sensitive indicators included in this case are Mr. J’s use of restraints, complications of pressure ulcers, and patient satisfaction. Had the nurse who was caring for Mr. J been aware about the risks of pressure ulcer development with the use of restraints, the beginning stage of a pressure ulcer could have been prevented. Better RN assessment of Mr. J’s restraints, repositioning Mr. J every two hours and a thorough skin assessment should be done at every shift. The NA should be instructed to notify RN if they see anything out of the ordinary with patients, such as the redness to the lower spine of Mr. J. The nursing staff assigned to Mr. J will need additional training about restraints as far as appropriate use of restraints and how to care for a patient who is restrained. Mr. J was not combative with staff, so the nurse should have removed the restraints and requested for a sitter to watch the patient at bedside. Mr. J along with his daughter’s satisfaction is another nursing sensitive indicator which was not taken into account in this case. Mr. J’s nurse dismissed his daughter’s concerns about the incorrect meal that was served to her father earlier that day. The nursing staff should take initiative prior to passing out meal trays to patients to ensure the correct meal tray is

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