Question: question 2 mr george mcfarlane is a 53year old...
Question 2 : Mr George McFarlane is a 53year old Male. He has presented to hospital yesterday after he fell while getting out of his truck. The X-ray on admission showed that George has sustained a compound fracture of his right ankle, which required an open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) to repair. Surgery was completed this morning and George has returned to the ward from the Operating theatres 2 hours ago. George’s past Medical History (PMHx) include:
• Type ll Diabetes needing close management. Records BGL daily
• Osteoarthritis in L) Knee
• Allergy to Penicillin
Due to his medical history and post op instructions of strict resting in bed, George is at an increased risk of Venous thromboembolism (VTEs) and pressure injuries.
a) What assessment tool would you use to assess George’s risk of pressure injuries? Describe in your own words how this assessment tool works.
b) Two (2) nursing interventions which you, as an Enrolled nurse, can implement to decrease George’s risk of pressure injuries
c) One (1) nursing intervention which you, as an Enrolled nurse, can implement to decrease George’s risk of VTE’s