Ethel is at increased risk of injury while in hospital.
After reviewing NSQHS standard five, answer the following questions related to safety and comprehensive care
Ethel is at increased risk of injury while in hospital. Name three (3) reasons why. (3 marks)
Discuss two (2) interventions that you would implement to help Ethel avoid injury while she is in hospital. Justify your answer using evidence beyond the NSQHS standard. (4 marks)
Ethel is having a total knee arthroplasty. Her granddaughter asks what this means. Provide a suitable explanation for her of this surgical procedure. (2 marks)
Ethel has Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 (DMT2). She clearly is not overweight.
However, having DM2 poses additional risks to patients undergoing surgery. Explain two (2) of these risks and justify incorporating pathophysiology. (4 marks)
Ethel has indicated that she currently has a poor appetite and has lost 3kgs in the last month.
People with Alzheimer’s dementia often suffer loss of appetite and weight loss. Explain three (3) reasons why this might be happening to Ethel. (3 marks)
Medication administration can be a specific challenge when working with people with dementia. Discuss four (4) considerations when administering medication to a person with dementia. (4 marks)
What are two (2) specific considerations for people with arthritis in regard to management and prevention of pressure injuries? (2 marks)
Review NSQHS Standards: Partnering with Consumers Standard.
After reading this Standard consider how you would partner with Ethel and her family as you deliver care.
Explain four (4) key actions nurses should take to ensure they meet this standard in their practice. (4 marks)
Ethel has dementia and reduced capacity for consent. How do nurses ensure that dementia patients receive safe and high-quality care through involvement in decisions and planning for future care? (2 marks)
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