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Question 3:  Case study: Mr Smith 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 Smith has sustained a compound fracture of his right ankle, Surgery was completed this morning and Smith has returned to the ward from the Operating theatres 2 hours ago. Mr Smith is 118kg and 180cm in height. Current vital signs Resp 26, O2 Sats 97% on room air (RA), BP 170/90, HR 110, Temp 37.

Smith’s past Medical History (PMHx) include:  Type ll Diabetes needing close management and Records BGL daily, Osteoarthritis in L) Knee, History of COPD and Allergy to Penicillin

Social History (SHx):  ETOH (Alcohol) usage on a regular basis, Smoker, averages 15 cigarettes per day, Often consumes take away/ fast food diet as away from home regularly and Sedentary lifestyle.


Question 3

a)       Smith is for strict rest in bed after his surgery. Outline three (3) ways you could encourage Smith to remain as independent as possible while attending to his activities of daily living (ADLs).


b)      Other than an EN/ RN, name three (3) health care professionals found in a hospital setting that you might be able to refer Smith to for assistance with his current healthcare requirements and his previous comorbidities. For each professional, in 20 words, state how they could contribute to Mr. Smith’s care.

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