Nursing Interventions for Osteoporosis
November 11, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Osteoporosis
- Focus on careful positioning, ambulation, and prescribed exercises.
- Administer analgesics and heat to relieve pain as ordered.
- Include the patient and his family in all phases of care.
- Encourage the patient to perform as much self-care as her immobility and pain allow.
- Provide the patient activities that involve mild exercise.
- Check the patient’s skin daily for redness, warmth, and new painsites.
- Monitor the patient’s pain level, and assess her response to analgesic’s, heat therapy, and diversional activities.
- Explain all treatments, tests, and procedure to the patient.
- Make sure the patient and her family clearly understand the prescribed drug regiman.
- Tell the patient to report any new pain sites immediately, especially after trauma.
- Provide emotional support and reassurance to help the patient cope with limited mobility.