Evaluation Of A Stroke Rehabilitation Patient Essay

1075 Words Dec 16th, 2015 null Page
Mr. Delk, a stroke rehabilitation patient had the highest risks of falls and injuries and stroke victims also have a high incident of hip fractures. Therefore, the nurse should have a more thoughtful assessment, aggressive safety precautions, monitoring and constant inspection of patient’s surrounding environment. The plan of care should be based on those assessments and inspections, including self-care deficit, balance impairment and hemiparesis with motor impairment and gait impairment. According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs safety is identified as one of the significant domains. In this particular case, the risk was clearly involved while two to three persons needed to get involved to transfer the patient with a gait belt with pivot maneuver and he was completely left sided hemiparesis from a previous stroke. He was placed on a rolling commode and left him alone unassisted in the bathroom with two doors closed behind him. The student nurse showed him the call light, but did not ask for return demonstration. Neither the primary nurse nor the student nurse did stay with the patient (Trujillo, 2014, p.2). According to American Nurses Association (ANA) code of ethics, “the nurse promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient” (2011, p.1). The primary nurse and the student nurse started to practice according to ANA code, but failed to protect the health and follow the safety issues when Mr. Delk got injured as a result of a…

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