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  1. Lets say someone got into an accident and this person is in the hospital and as a nurse you are to list concerns of his ability to perform his daily living. Does it depend how bad the patient is injured?
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from gissellew
    Does it depend how bad the patient is injured?
    It depends on how badly the patient is injured, and it also depends on the specific body part(s) that have sustained injury.
  4. by   gissellew
    Thanks
  5. by   PunkBenRN
    The question is a bit unclear. You are allowed to be concerned with any Pt, what are you being held back from doing?

    Big concerns would be injuries to the hands, face, and legs. These tend to affect many ADLs.
  6. by   RNperdiem
    Injuries serious enough to land you in hospital can affect your patients' ADLs.
  7. by   KelRN215
    Quote from gissellew
    Lets say someone got into an accident and this person is in the hospital and as a nurse you are to list concerns of his ability to perform his daily living. Does it depend how bad the patient is injured?
    Think about this. Would someone with a head injury have the same degree of impairment as someone with a broken arm? Would someone who broke his non-dominant arm have the same degree of limitations as someone who broke his dominant arm or dislocated his shoulder of the dominant arm?
  8. by   nurseprnRN
    Let's say this is for a homework assignment and you need to use your own imagination and what you know about ADLs more. What do you think, and why?
  9. by   classicdame
    why would anyone be that concerned about what the nurse thinks? If this is related to employment or insurance benefits HR and an MD would be responsible for making comments, not the nurse. I feel you are not telling us something important to the situation.
  10. by   mariebailey
    When assessing someone's ability to perform their ADLs, remember that you are really assessing whether the patient can perform them safely. If a patient performs them but is vulnerable to slips, falls, and repeated injury, then they can't really perform them, can they? Good luck with your assignment.
  11. by   Esme12
    moved to nursing student assistance for best response.
  12. by   nurseprnRN
    Not having gotten the answers for the assignment in a neat package, I think the OP has left the building.
  13. by   mariebailey
    Good. I just read what I posted, and it needs editing.

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