Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my… Read more Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my family and those round me, it was a great chance to get to connect with other people and put a smile on their face. As a society, we can be so blind to emotions and feelings of those around us due to media and distractions; genuinely taking the opportunity to say “thank you” or “how are you” to someone can go a long way 🙂 not only for our career, but in any occupation as well! This activity was very eye opening, and could benefit many people I think!

Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my… Read more Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my family and those round me, it was a great chance to get to connect with other people and put a smile on their face. As a society, we can be so blind to emotions and feelings of those around us due to media and distractions; genuinely taking the opportunity to say “thank you” or “how are you” to someone can go a long way 🙂 not only for our career, but in any occupation as well! This activity was very eye opening, and could benefit many people I think!

Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my… Read more Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my family and those round me, it was a great chance to get to connect with other people and put a smile on their face. As a society, we can be so blind to emotions and feelings of those around us due to media and distractions; genuinely taking the opportunity to say “thank you” or “how are you” to someone can go a long way ? not only for our career, but in any occupation as well! This activity was very eye opening, and could benefit many people I think!

Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my… Read more Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my family and those round me, it was a great chance to get to connect with other people and put a smile on their face. As a society, we can be so blind to emotions and feelings of those around us due to media and distractions; genuinely taking the opportunity to say “thank you” or “how are you” to someone can go a long way 🙂 not only for our career, but in any occupation as well! This activity was very eye opening, and could benefit many people I think!

Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my… Read more Disconnecting

I took the majority of last night from about 7pm, until about 5pm today to “disconnect” from TV, email, text, and internet. At first it was a little difficult to not have the urge to check emails or go online, yet when I truly let go and simply focused on my daily interactions with my family and those round me, it was a great chance to get to connect with other people and put a smile on their face. As a society, we can be so blind to emotions and feelings of those around us due to media and distractions; genuinely taking the opportunity to say “thank you” or “how are you” to someone can go a long way 🙂 not only for our career, but in any occupation as well! This activity was very eye opening, and could benefit many people I think!

Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper What is ORIF? Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware. What do you assess? (priority) Airway- postoperative Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature Neurovascular assessment on regular basis Numbness or burning in extremities Pain… Read more Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

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Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper

  • What is ORIF?
    • Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware.
  • What do you assess? (priority)
    • Airway- postoperative
    • Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature
    • Neurovascular assessment on regular basis
    • Numbness or burning in extremities
    • Pain
    • Vitals
    • Diagnostic tests: CBC, blood chemistry, X-ray studies of the hip and pelvis
    • Assess post-op site for drainage, infection
  • Are there any limitations to mobility? 
    • Yes, physical therapy is often needed to improve mobility, decrease pain, improve strength, and to decrease the risk of loss of function.
  • What would your D/C teaching include?
    • Prevent falls by wearing fitted shoes, removing furniture or throw rugs in the home that can be a potential fall risk
    • Possible home health nurse referral. Elevated toilet seat, elevated cushions for chair, teach patients to use assistive devices (walker, crutches) safely
    • Continue taking blood thinners and pain medications as needed
    • Pain medication management, self care management, monitoring for potential complications

Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper What is ORIF? Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware. What do you assess? (priority) Airway- postoperative Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature Neurovascular assessment on regular basis Numbness or burning in extremities Pain… Read more Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

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Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper

  • What is ORIF?
    • Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware.
  • What do you assess? (priority)
    • Airway- postoperative
    • Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature
    • Neurovascular assessment on regular basis
    • Numbness or burning in extremities
    • Pain
    • Vitals
    • Diagnostic tests: CBC, blood chemistry, X-ray studies of the hip and pelvis
    • Assess post-op site for drainage, infection
  • Are there any limitations to mobility? 
    • Yes, physical therapy is often needed to improve mobility, decrease pain, improve strength, and to decrease the risk of loss of function.
  • What would your D/C teaching include?
    • Prevent falls by wearing fitted shoes, removing furniture or throw rugs in the home that can be a potential fall risk
    • Possible home health nurse referral. Elevated toilet seat, elevated cushions for chair, teach patients to use assistive devices (walker, crutches) safely
    • Continue taking blood thinners and pain medications as needed
    • Pain medication management, self care management, monitoring for potential complications

Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper What is ORIF? Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware. What do you assess? (priority) Airway- postoperative Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature Neurovascular assessment on regular basis Numbness or burning in extremities Pain… Read more Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

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Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper

  • What is ORIF?
    • Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware.
  • What do you assess? (priority)
    • Airway- postoperative
    • Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature
    • Neurovascular assessment on regular basis
    • Numbness or burning in extremities
    • Pain
    • Vitals
    • Diagnostic tests: CBC, blood chemistry, X-ray studies of the hip and pelvis
    • Assess post-op site for drainage, infection
  • Are there any limitations to mobility? 
    • Yes, physical therapy is often needed to improve mobility, decrease pain, improve strength, and to decrease the risk of loss of function.
  • What would your D/C teaching include?
    • Prevent falls by wearing fitted shoes, removing furniture or throw rugs in the home that can be a potential fall risk
    • Possible home health nurse referral. Elevated toilet seat, elevated cushions for chair, teach patients to use assistive devices (walker, crutches) safely
    • Continue taking blood thinners and pain medications as needed
    • Pain medication management, self care management, monitoring for potential complications

Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper What is ORIF? Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware. What do you assess? (priority) Airway- postoperative Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature Neurovascular assessment on regular basis Numbness or burning in extremities Pain… Read more Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

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Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper

  • What is ORIF?
    • Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware.
  • What do you assess? (priority)
    • Airway- postoperative
    • Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature
    • Neurovascular assessment on regular basis
    • Numbness or burning in extremities
    • Pain
    • Vitals
    • Diagnostic tests: CBC, blood chemistry, X-ray studies of the hip and pelvis
    • Assess post-op site for drainage, infection
  • Are there any limitations to mobility? 
    • Yes, physical therapy is often needed to improve mobility, decrease pain, improve strength, and to decrease the risk of loss of function.
  • What would your D/C teaching include?
    • Prevent falls by wearing fitted shoes, removing furniture or throw rugs in the home that can be a potential fall risk
    • Possible home health nurse referral. Elevated toilet seat, elevated cushions for chair, teach patients to use assistive devices (walker, crutches) safely
    • Continue taking blood thinners and pain medications as needed
    • Pain medication management, self care management, monitoring for potential complications

Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper What is ORIF? Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware. What do you assess? (priority) Airway- postoperative Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature Neurovascular assessment on regular basis Numbness or burning in extremities Pain… Read more Hip Fracture Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) by Jessica Dorthalina & Ansley Knipper

h9991600_001

Jessica Dorthalina and Ansley Knipper

  • What is ORIF?
    • Surgery to fix a fracture (broken bone) in your hip by putting the broken parts of the femur bone back together using special metal hardware.
  • What do you assess? (priority)
    • Airway- postoperative
    • Pulses (pedal), extremity temperature
    • Neurovascular assessment on regular basis
    • Numbness or burning in extremities
    • Pain
    • Vitals
    • Diagnostic tests: CBC, blood chemistry, X-ray studies of the hip and pelvis
    • Assess post-op site for drainage, infection
  • Are there any limitations to mobility? 
    • Yes, physical therapy is often needed to improve mobility, decrease pain, improve strength, and to decrease the risk of loss of function.
  • What would your D/C teaching include?
    • Prevent falls by wearing fitted shoes, removing furniture or throw rugs in the home that can be a potential fall risk
    • Possible home health nurse referral. Elevated toilet seat, elevated cushions for chair, teach patients to use assistive devices (walker, crutches) safely
    • Continue taking blood thinners and pain medications as needed
    • Pain medication management, self care management, monitoring for potential complications
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