Question: question 7 mr george mcfarlane is a 53year old male...
Question 7: 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
When you go and check on George you find that he has fallen out of bed. On initial assessment he is unresponsive.
a) Outline your immediate response to this situation as an Enrolled nurse.
George regains consciousness very quickly and explains to you that he was trying to get up to go to the toilet. After the doctor and RN have examined George and determine that there are no significant adverse outcomes from his fall, you assist him to return to bed.
b) Outline your nursing interventions for George after his fall.