Osteoporosis Case Study

1745 Words 7 Pages
Alissa Stevens
MED 2047
Instructor Michelle Earixson-Lamonthe

Osteoporosis is the cause of more than 8.9 million fractures annually, which results in an osteoporotic fracture every 3 seconds worldwide (Johnell, 2006). Making Osteoporosis a severe musculoskeletal disease. We will cover any the expected findings, signs and symptoms that you will find upon your assessment. It will also cover the routes of treatments, medications and preventive measures to emphasize to your client and the results and complications that can arise if these rules cannot be met. It will conclude with detailed nursing interventions as well as risks and what to express to your client upon discharge. According
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Reiterate the risk factors and the benefits of taking supplements. Preventive measure education to avoid future falls avoiding any future falls (Bethal, 2015). Educate the patients about the medications that they will be taking. Such as calcitonin, inform that it can be administered in injections for a better rate of absorption. Estrogen supplements, can have complications such as increased risk for dvt and should be given along with progesterone if you still have a uterus. All biphosphates hold a danger for esophageal ulcers, chest pain, and trouble swallowing. Take biphosphates with eight ounces of water in the a.m. before food, and while sitting upright for a half hour after taking. Calcium supplements must be taken with food in divided doses, with six to eight ounces of water. Calcium may cause gastrointestinal upset, and to monitor for kidney stones. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin, so toxicity can occur. According to (Lenox, Lunen, Prater, Renner, & Tallman, 2014) watch for symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, nausea, constipation and kidney stones. Teach them to work alongside physical therapy to help establish a regime for the client, and if they need rehabilitation for a previous fracture or received any joint repair or arthroplasty (Lenox, Lunen, Prater,.Renner, & Tallman, 2014). By following all the preventive measures that were previously discussed, it can help reduce you chances and effects of

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