Importance Of Fulmer Spices Assessment

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Assessment using evidence based practice such as the fulmer SPICES is such an important practice as a nurse that can help prevent common injuries while promoting safety when caring for older adults. Most older adults are able to do simple task while others are completely dependent with their care givers. Majority of the patients that were assigned to me has ADL issues and it is very important as a nurse to implement or have the right nursing care plan to promote safety and avoid injuries to these patients. As the individuals ages, protection against illnesses decreases because of the ability of their body systems to protect diminishes as they get older. Older adults are vulnerable to common illnesses and they are susceptible to falls, injury, skin problems, malnutrition, sleeping disorders, voiding problem, and decrease overall strength due to immobility and current medical conditions. Fulmer SPICES assessment can help identify those common problems and prevent injuries from happening that can lead to complications.
My patient, HL, a 70 years old Caucasian male who was admitted to emergency room with a chief complaint of lung and renal lumps. HL was medically diagnosed with cerebral vascular accident or stroke particularly on the left parietal lobe. HL was on neurological heparin therapy with a continuous infusion.
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Fulmer SPICES is ideal because it assesses the overall condition and determine the necessary interventions that can help the patients prevent complications. According to his medical record, HL will be hospitalized for quite a long time before he can be transferred to the rehabilitation unit. It is my job as a nurse to prevent complications, minimize or prevent injuries, keeping him safe, and help him feel comfortable as much as possible during his stay at the

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