You are checking blood pressures at a senior citizen health fair. After you check the blood pressure of an older woman, she asks you about starting an exercise program. She has not been exercising, but some of her friends have told her that she should start to exercise regularly.
Directions: Part 1: • The original post must be at least 200 – 300 words in length • What recommendations do you give her? • What precautions do you include in your recommendations?
Discussion part 2
The student will: • Apply critical thinking through the participation of selected topics • Engage in thoughtful discourse with peers • Incorporate topic discussion into clinical judgment and decision making within the setting Scenario: Safety A 77, year-old woman is hospitalized for the management of her diabetes. She has a history of functional urinary incontinence and poor vision from the diabetes. The nursing staff observes her climbing over the side rails on numerous occasions at night en route to the bathroom. She is quite agitated during this time. The nursing assistant requests that you obtain an order for a body restraint at night to prevent her from falling out of bed. Directions: Part 1: • The original post must be at least 200 – 300 words in length • Should this patient be restrained to prevent injury? • Would you request the order for a body restraint? Why, or why not? • What other information is relevant to this case? • What nursing interventions could be tried before considering a restraint?
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