Due to a fall from a second story townhouse, Jimmy sustained a fractured left femur and a mild head injury. Jimmy is 10 years old. He was reaching for a ball that had gotten lodged into the gutter over the small balcony of his parent’s bedroom. He thought if he stood on the railing and reached with the badminton racket he could get it.
Currently he is 2 days postoperative from repair of the left femur. He is being transferred out of the pediatric ICU where the Neurologist has stated he is stable but needs continued neuro checks q2 hours. He has a full left leg cast. The Foley catheter is to be replaced today, or he can attempt to roll onto a bedpan if needed.
Please list the systems that are affected by this boy’s injuries.
List the nursing interventions now that he is on your nursing unit.
Start a list of nursing diagnosis match the system you are presenting.
Nurses are caring people, and with that in mind, they sometimes have trouble asking patients personal or more intimate questions. Your assigned textbook reading for this module includes a list of spiritual assessment questions that nurses can use to learn more detailed information regarding the spirituality of their patients. Ensure that you read these questions and identify three (3) of the questions that you might have difficulty asking a patient. Discuss why you believe these three questions would be difficult for you to ask your patient and how you can overcome this uneasiness.