Step 1 Read the scenario. As a part of your patient assignment in the surgical u
Step 1 Read the scenario.
As a part of your patient assignment in the surgical unit today, you will be admitting a Mrs. Joseph from the post anesthesia care unit (PACU) following a repair of her fractured right hip following a fall in her home. Mrs.
Joseph is a 78-year-old African American female who is overweight and has a history of hypertension, diabetes, stroke, and Alzheimer s dementia. You also are informed by the PACU nurse that the client is a Jehovah s Witness.
Step 2 Post a response to the discussion board.
In your response, address the following questions:
Why Would you conduct a comprehensive health assessment for this client instead of only a focused assessment when you receive her from the PACU?
Provide rationale for your response.
What are five to seven special considerations that should be taken in caring for this client based on her age and medical history? Provide rationale for your responses.
You are working with a student nurse who has many questions about the care of the older adult and how it impacts the plan of care. How will you explain to the student the importance of integrating these special considerations obtained from your health assessment into the care and future assessments of the client? In addition, how would you advocate for this client to ensure that all other nurses and members of the health care team involved with this client s care are aware of these specialized needs
Please incorporate at least two professional resources to support your response (citations and references for the sources should be included using the style preferred by your instructor).