This assignment is to be written in your own words and it will be submitted via Safe Assign.
Mrs. Edward is 78-year-old female who has recently been admitted to a long-term care facility. Mrs. Edward suffers from coronary artery disease, diabetes mellitus type 2 and had a cerebrovascular accident (stroke) leaving her with a right sided weakness. She has also had a previous right mastectomy for breast cancer. Mrs. Edward’s appetite has been poor for the last several months and she has lost a lot of weight. She has recently been diagnosed with Clostridium Difficile and is experiencing many bouts of diarrhea.
Based on this scenario answer the following questions:
1. Explain 2 risk factors for infection that apply to Mrs. Edward.
2. Mrs. Edward has been put in contact precautions. List the PPE the nurse will wear when caring for Mrs. Edward.
3. In the chain of infection, one way the nurse can prevent the spread of infection is by controlling the Portal of Exit. How would the nurse control the exit of microorganisms when caring for Mrs. Edward?
4. When making Mrs. Edward’s bed, explain 3 interventions the nurse can do to prevent the spread of infection.
5. The nurse must complete a height and weight on Mrs. Edward. What equipment will she use to do this, explain your rationale?
6. The nurse must assess a temperature on Mrs. Edward. What route is the best for a person like Mrs. Edward, and why?
7. When taking Mrs. Edward’s pulsed the nurse notices that it is irregular. Explain what the nurse should do when she discovers a person’s pulse is irregular.
8. The nurse must take Mrs. Edward’s blood pressure. Where is the most appropriate site for this measurement and why?
9. Mrs. Edward’s blood pressure is 164/98. List one non-modifiable risk factor for hypertension that relates to Mrs. Edwards.
10. When checking Mrs. Edward for pain, explain 1 assessment tool the nurse might use and why it is appropriate for a person like Mrs. Edward.