How do you care for a broken hip?
Sitting and sleeping
- Don’t sit for more than 30 to 45 minutes at a time.
- Use chairs with arms, and sit with your knees slightly lower than your hips.
- Don’t lean forward while sitting.
- Don’t cross your legs.
- Keep your feet flat on the floor.
- Use a raised toilet seat for 6 weeks after surgery.
What are the steps of nursing assessment?
These are assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation.
- Assessment. Assessment is the first step and involves critical thinking skills and data collection; subjective and objective.
How do you assess for a fractured hip?
Signs and symptoms of a hip fracture include:
- Inability to get up from a fall or to walk.
- Severe pain in your hip or groin.
- Inability to put weight on your leg on the side of your injured hip.
- Bruising and swelling in and around your hip area.
- Shorter leg on the side of your injured hip.
Can you walk with a hip fracture?
Most people cannot walk with a hip fracture. How is it found? An x-ray can show if the hip is broken and which part of the bone is fractured. Sometimes, if the x-ray is normal, a test called an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) is done to be sure there is no broken bone.
What is the nursing diagnosis for hip fractures?
Patient who have hip fractures will present with a lower extremity that looks shorter than the other and the extremity will be externally rotated. Hip fractures are easily diagnosis with a AP and Lateral x-ray or MRI . Most hip fractures are fixed with surgery. Below is a nursing care plan and diagnosis for a patient with a hip fracture.
What is a nursing diagnosis for a fracture?
A pelvic fracture is usually diagnosed by the presence of bone tenderness, difficulty walking or doing other movements and any loss of nerve function in the lower part of the body. There may be injuries to organs within the pelvic ring such as the intestines, kidneys, bladder or genitals.
What is nursing assessment?
Nursing assessment. Nursing assessment is the gathering of information about a patient’s physiological, psychological, sociological, and spiritual status by a licensed Registered Nurse.