Published Aug 19, 2011
How do you perform CPR to a patient with hunchback? Thanks guys.
nurseprnRN, BSN, RN
the best you can, and that's not a joke. position on the firmest pillows you can find to support his spine. be aware that it might not work, for lots of reasons. (what happens to your thoracic organs with severe kyphosis/scoliosis/etc.?)
I agree with pillows too if time and situation allows for it. I would think that with most cases the pt would be lying down and the curvature of the spind would not cause that much of an issue. Now if they have a degenrative form of the disease, fracturing ribs which made lead to pneumothorax may occur more often. Tho with that being said the fracturing of ribs is not that uncommon during CPR
As above, as best you can. Don't expect a good outcome.
You crank on their chest, drive fast and turn left
roser13, ASN, RN
I'm suspicious of this post - who (professionally) uses the term "hunchback?"
I usually let the hunchback do the compressions most of the time since they are already in that posture naturaly and doing CPR/chest compressions always hurts my back.
wooh, BSN, RN
Ortho consult. Stat.
ijuanabhappy, ASN, RN
Maybe she is a nursing student or someone interested in becoming a nurse. Or could be someone just curious. I don't think it really matters that you say "kyphosis" when just chatting here on a board. I mean FLK (funny looking kid) is still used in documentation right? Just my little opinion
diva rn, BSN, RN
But isn't he usually too busy ringing the bell?
(or in the words of Mel Brooks "what hump?")
Thank you all. Cheers! :)
Create well-written care plans that meets your patient's health goals.
This study guide will help you focus your time on what's most important.
Choosing a specialty can be a daunting task and we made it easier.
By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies. Dismiss