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This is a discussion on No Ortho experience... in Orthopaedic Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... I am an LPN and I take care of an ambulatory quadriplegic in his home. He is having a knee replaced...by kreed Nov 19, '12I am an LPN and I take care of an ambulatory quadriplegic in his home. He is having a knee replaced this week, and will be d/c home from the hospital. Any tips on what I will need to do for his care. I typically perform I & O q1-2hrs while he is sleeping and bowel program in the am. I will be with him the day he comes home and then the next few nights.
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- Nov 19, '12 by sapphire18I'm confused...how exactly does a quadriplegic ambulate?
- Nov 19, '12 by kreedHis injury was not complete. And over 4 years he has had intensive therapy and regained the ability to walk. He is quite an amazing person! And in better shape physically than I am.