Quiz 6: Rehabilitation Concepts for Chronic and Disabling Health Problems

Nursing

A 61 year old widower was admitted after his right knee cap was replaced after severe osteoarthritis. He was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension after his wife died. This occurred 10 years ago. He is overweight and his serum levels contain more than the limited amount of cholesterol. This patient's priority problems are: • Diabetes • High cholesterol • Hypertension • Overweight Diabetes and hypertension need to be under control. The patient needs to be careful in his diet and reduce fattening items and also sweets. The high cholesterol will lead to heart failure eventually. Also, being overweight after a certain age is also not good. The body weight will also lead to accumulation of fat in the body. The body will become weak since it cannot bear such weight.

An old person is admitted after having her hip replaced. The nursing assistant gives a statement which indicates that the nurse has to follow up on the patient. Option A cannot be correct as having a pillow between the legs does not cause any harm to the patient. Option B cannot be correct as being tired is not a problem. Elderly people tire easily and that is not a problem at all. Option C cannot be correct as the patient is only resting in bed. This shows that there is no problem. Option D is the correct option as the reddening of the sacrum is questionable after a hip replacement surgery. It shows that the patient is uncomfortable and may need some medication or change in position. Hence, the correct option is D. reddening of sacrum is questionable.

A 61 year old widower was admitted after his right knee cap was replaced after severe osteoarthritis. He was diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension after his wife died. This occurred 10 years ago. He is overweight and his serum levels contain more than the limited amount of cholesterol. The health care team members who need to help out with this patient are: • Nutritionist • General physician The nutritionist can give the patient a specific diet for the control of diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. The general physician can help to control the level of cholesterol and for control of fat and weight by medicine.

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