Sit with them check the area to see if there is any swelling or bruising or other obvious signs of damage. If the individual needs medical attention, an ambulance should be called and let them assess the situation and deal with it accordingly. An accident must be filled out detailing what the accident was where it occurred and what actions were carried out; a copy of this must be sent to the office. A top to toe skin check must also be carried out when the individual gets back home to eliminate/find any problems, any findings must be documented. If an individual becomes ill, again sit with them comfort them clean them up as best you can, when you get back home if needed call the G.P for advice, again fill out an accident form explain what has happened.
Falls – If an individual falls you should act quickly to assess the situation and cheek them for any serious damage. You should ask trained in moving and handling staff to help the individual up and sat in a safe position, ring the ambulance if necessary, you must follow the accident procedure policy. Cuts and Bruises – if someone cuts themselves you should have the first aid box/bag with you and addresses the situation and wash with antiseptic wipes and dress the cut if needed. If someone has a bruises you should try a cold compress (such as a ice pack) the cold reduces the blood flow to the swelling area and limits the bleeding into the skin. Asthma attacks – if someone appears to be suffering
An ambulance arrives and the emergency medical technician (EMT) stabilized Grace before transporting the infant to the Emergency Center. This information is reported to the nurse by the EMT upon the infant’s arrival to the Emergency Center. Assessment When the nurse enters the room she finds Grace crying in her mother's arms. The nurse and Wendy calm Grace, and then the nurse auscultates the infant's lungs. Coarse bilateral wheezes are detected, but the infant does not appear in acute distress at this time.
If the fracture is an open one you should sterilise it to help stop infection and you should cover it with a soft padded dressing but do not press on the bone, if you feel you cannot do this you should call an ambulance immediately. It is important to put padding in between the broken limbs so bandaging doesn’t move the bones or push them against each other. 1.3 Describe how to manage a
The assessment of needs forms the background or starting point for further assessments against which improvements are compared. The assessment of needs is therefore the starting point for any decisions on care strategies. Assessment of needs in Asthma Physical: when my individual’s situation had worsened due to severe asthma attacks, her parents took her to the hospital. The doctor gave her a mobilizer which helps oxygen to pass through her blood in order to relax her. To prevent future attacks and to control them the doctor taught my individual’s parents how to do first aid such as helping the person to sit upright and loosening tight clothes and ensuring that the medication is taken during an asthma attack because it helps the service user to breathe better.
In case of electrical wires on the floor make sure they are not on the way. | Fall (accident) | Stairs, chairs, bed, loss of balance, etc | People with low mobility need support at all the times in case of fall. Make sure the person is awake and responding, so then seek for medical advice immediately, inform your coordinator, supervisor, team leaders or a responsible in charge about the accident. | Stroke (illness) | A disruption of the blood flow to a part of the brain that causes permanent damage in the brain tissue, in another word: blood clots, or rupture or obstruction that interrupt the blood flow. | If you are caring for someone and you noticed changes in their face and speech, follow and act F.A.S.T:Face - dropping downArm - make sure the person can raise both armsSpeech – talk to the person and see if she/he is unable to speak.Its TIME to call 999 immediately and tell them it is a stroke case | Heart Attack (illness) | A heart attack happens when a coronary artery becomes blocked, and the passage of the blood supply to the myocardio.
What should the nurse do next? Explain your rationale. o Administer oxygen through a non rebreather mask to ensure patient is getting enough oxygen to his brain. Then I’d establish two large bore catheter IV sites and prepare for surgical intervention as I’d suspect an epidural hematoma, which needs surgery to be removed. Managing the increased intracranial pressure would also be a necessity (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, Bucher, & Camera, 2011, p. 1441).
When the scale is used it can trigger the appropriate interventions before a pressure ulcer forms or gets worse, for example the CNA can pass on to other care team members if this pressure ulcer was prior to admission or formed during the patients hospital stay (Fosco, 2012). Educating all first line care team staff members of the Braden Scale is important because care team members can communicate with each other and initiate the appropriate interventions to help avoid pressure ulcers or any further damage to the patient (Stotts & Gunningberg, 2007). Some possible examples of
Unit 7: Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care Activity P6: Identify the routine care given for each malfunction Cardiovascular system Heart Attack If a person is having a heart attack then they need to make sure that 999 are called immediately. Once an ambulance is called the person who is having a heart attack must be sat in a W position, this position is made by the person having their legs up bent and having their back straight up. Once the person has been positioned appropriately then they will need reassurance, they may need to be told that everything is going to be okay or that the ambulance will not be long. If the person has aspirin on them then it is important to get them to take it, only 300mg should be given. When the ambulance turns up they will immediately put an oxygen mask on the person and then do an ECG on them.
Meet the Patient: Jeff Dickson Traumatic Brain Injury Jeff Dickson is a 17-year-old admitted to the Emergency Department via ambulance following a motor vehicle accident (MVA). He is accompanied by his parents and two of the three friends who were in the vehicle with him. Another friend, who was driving the vehicle, was transported to a different hospital by LifeCare Helicopter. A basilar skull fracture is a linear skull fracture that extends over the base of the frontal and temporal lobes. The nurse knows that this particular type of fracture can cause damage to the nerve pathways, cranial nerves, or vital centers.