People always say falling is part of growing up, as they say. Unfortunately, when we reach the age of 65 and above, falling may lead to injuries such as factures and head injury, which could affect and disrupt our normal activity and lifestyle. Why fall prevention is so important in hospital? As we grow older, our body system may change or deteriorate, it would follow our age then our bones, muscles and so on will “grow older” as well.
If the body part is swollen, it usually becomes painful to the touch. Ice is used for treating acute injuries which are injuries that happened some few minutes ago. An ice pack will help to stop the flow of blood in the affected area and reduce inflammation and pain by reducing the sensation around the area. But applying heat to a new injury is a recipe for chaos. Not only will it be painful, but it will also lead to more bleeding and muscle spasms, causing the victim a lot of discomfort and pain.
Of course there are complications if it is not treated quickly, because we all know that we can avoid financial problems in this life. COMPLICATIONS : • Tears in the wall and rupture of the aorta are the main complication of thoracic aortic aneurysm. A ruptured aneurysm is so dangerous that some people can die because of the internal bleeding. • Trouble swallowing, Loss of consciousness, low blood pressure, trouble breathing, pain at the back, intense chest pain, shortness of breath, low blood pressure and weakness or paralysis of one side of the body sometimes the other sign for Stroke, are the symptoms that your thoracic aortic aneurysm has
The thrombin also promotes platelet aggregation. The fibrin stabilizes the platelet aggregates forming a platelet-fibrin thrombus. The formation of this thrombus on the device is bad as it can block the flow of blood to crucial organs including the heart and it can have fatal consequences. Thrombus formation on artificial devices is the result of both platelet activation and
It affects almost all individuals who have had diabetes for more than fifteen years. It affects both Type 1 and Type 2 individuals. Diabetic retinopathy is hardly detected in the first few years of diabetes. It is the most common micro vascular complication of people with diabetes. The risk of developing diabetic retinopathy is increased with high blood sugar and high blood pressure.
Many people also mistakenly think that recurring episodes of leg pain could be due to ageing. This should be given immediate attention as an otherwise healthy person will not experience recurrent leg pain. Since PAD is associated with other life-threatening vascular diseases. Clogged or narrowed arteries in the leg is a red flag and a vital sign that other arteries, including those in the heart and brain, may also be blocked. Having PAD greatly increases your risk of heart attack, stroke, amputation, and
Intestinal ischemia Overview: Intestinal ischemia occurs when the blood vessels that flow bowel contract or block, thereby reducing the blood supply. Ischemia can affect the small intestine or colon, or both. The reduction in blood flow can cause pain and provide permanent injury to the bowel.
That is when their body goes through changes and the nurses start to show signs of stress. The physical symptoms of stress are headaches, backaches, and tiredness and sleep problems. Which can lead to skin rashes, blurred vision, crying and most important can cause you to have a heart attack of stroke. In order to reduce the effects of stress, nurses should use stress management strategies. Not getting enough sleep and being stress can lead to more stress.
Severe outcomes can be result to medication errors including disability, paralysis and death. These errors may also have impact on the family members of the victim as they know that the danger facing the victim could have been avoided if the care givers could have been more careful. These errors can be prevented by careful changes in operational systems in the hospital. Hospital managers can harmonize their systems and summon their workers to be more careful when handling the patients. With prevention of these errors, patients would spend little time in hospitals, with fast healing process with prevention of health status
A decubitus ulcer is a sore developed by pressure from lying in one position for too long. Typically described as an open wound on skin and is also called a pressure sore or bed sore. Decubitus ulcers often occur on the skin covering bony areas, like on the hips, back, ankles, and the buttocks. Long periods of time in a bed, wheelchair, or to those who can’t move certain body parts without help are also a huge cause for ulcers. They are also most likely to happen to those with fragile skin.
Treatment for osteoarthritis can include cervical traction to help control chronic symptoms or provide relief from severe pain which comes from osteoarthritis. Also, it helps to treat facet joint inflammation, but it is important to maintain good posture along with heat and cold therapy. Patients with spondylitis, which is the most common causes of neck pain, and comes from inflammation of the vertebral joints. Patients with spondylitis usually have capsulitis inflammation also. Gentle traction may help decrease a muscle spasm for pain relief.
They provide a different route for the blood circulation therefore, the limbs can receive oxygen rich blood to help the tissue live. If the effects of Buerger 's disease worsen to the point beyond repair then the patient will have to have their limbs amputated to keep the condition from affecting other parts of the body. The best way to avoid Buerger 's disease is to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. There is not a cure; however, medications are available to help with the side effects of Buerger 's disease and to slow down the
Falls of critically ill patients admitted to the ICU routine should be avoided developing certain strategies used outside this area, such as prevention of displacement, promote stability, elimination of sliding hazards routinely ensure that the patient is oriented to the environment and the bell is at the fingertips, keeping the beds in the lowest position and braking, providing adequate lighting, and provide anti-slip footwear and technical assistance in lifting patients bed. The response time of the call prolonged ringing patient or family is just one of the potential causes of falls, firstly because if the response time is greater serve their needs later, and partly because no response to the patient may start feeling agitated. Shift schedules nurses can be particularly effective in preventing falls, as they allow the staff to anticipate and address the needs of each patient. The tubing, drains and cables must be securely to prevent tripping when lifting or embody patients. Although falls can happen without warning, subsequent falls can be avoided if the etiology of them is