Nursing Interventions for Osteoporosis

Nursing Interventions: Osteoporosis

  1. Focus on careful positioning, ambulation, and prescribed exercises.
  2. Administer analgesics and heat to relieve pain as ordered.
  3. Include the patient and his family in all phases of care.
  4. Encourage the patient to perform as much self-care as her immobility and pain allow.
  5. Provide the patient activities that involve mild exercise.
  6. Check the patient’s skin daily for redness, warmth, and new painsites.
  7. Monitor the patient’s pain level, and assess her response to analgesic’s, heat therapy, and diversional activities.
  8. Explain all treatments, tests, and procedure to the patient.
  9. Make sure the patient and her family clearly understand the prescribed drug regiman.
  10. Tell the patient to report any new pain sites immediately, especially after trauma.
  11. Provide emotional support and reassurance to help the patient cope with limited mobility.

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