Lower Garden District, New Orleans, Louisiana

$500.00

Elderly Patient with Severe Osteoporosis and Fractures

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Description

Team Overview:
We are a dedicated team of nurses specializing in providing comprehensive care for individuals with osteoporosis, focusing on pain management, fall prevention, and support for maintaining mobility and independence. Our team is committed to promoting the well-being and quality of life of our patients while ensuring their safety and comfort. We are seeking experienced nurses to join our team to provide specialized care for an 85-year-old man with severe osteoporosis experiencing recurrent fractures.

Project Overview:
We are seeking skilled nurses to join our caregiving team on a contractual basis, with a focus on providing specialized care for an 85-year-old man with severe osteoporosis. This role involves delivering pain management, fall prevention strategies, and assistance with activities of daily living to help maintain the patient’s mobility and independence while reducing the risk of fractures.

Responsibilities:

Pain Management: Provide comprehensive pain management to the patient, ensuring timely administration of analgesic medications and implementation of non-pharmacological pain relief techniques. Collaborate with the patient’s healthcare team to develop individualized pain management plans aimed at optimizing comfort and quality of life.
Fall Prevention: Implement evidence-based fall prevention strategies to reduce the risk of fractures and promote safety in the patient’s environment. Conduct fall risk assessments, implement modifications to the home environment, and provide education on proper body mechanics and safe ambulation techniques to minimize the risk of falls.
Activities of Daily Living: Offer assistance and support to the patient with activities of daily living, including dressing, grooming, bathing, and toileting. Provide guidance and encouragement to help the patient maintain independence to the fullest extent possible while ensuring safety and comfort in performing daily tasks.
Mobility Support: Implement personalized mobility support interventions to help the patient maintain functional mobility and independence. Provide assistance with ambulation, transfers, and use of mobility aids, and collaborate with physical therapists to develop exercise programs aimed at improving strength and balance.
Collaboration: Work closely with the patient’s healthcare team, including orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate regularly with team members to share information, discuss treatment goals, and address any emerging needs or concerns, promoting continuity and effectiveness of care delivery.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the patient’s pain levels, fall risk, and functional abilities to evaluate the effectiveness of pain management and fall prevention interventions. Use standardized assessment tools, mobility tests, and patient feedback to monitor changes in the patient’s condition, adjust intervention strategies as needed, and optimize his overall well-being and quality of life.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with experience in orthopedic nursing, geriatric nursing, or rehabilitation nursing.
Proficiency in pain management for individuals with osteoporosis, including knowledge of pharmacological and non-pharmacological pain relief techniques.
Experience in implementing fall prevention strategies and assisting patients with activities of daily living to promote safety and independence.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to provide compassionate care and support to elderly patients with osteoporosis, fostering trust and rapport, and collaborating effectively with interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Compassion, empathy, and a genuine commitment to promoting the well-being and independence of elderly patients with osteoporosis, supporting them with sensitivity, respect, and dignity.

Patient Case:
Comprehensive Care for Patient with Severe Osteoporosis

Patient: 85-year-old man

Conditions: The patient is an 85-year-old man diagnosed with severe osteoporosis, experiencing recurrent fractures, which significantly impact his mobility and independence.

Care Plan:

Pain Management: Provide comprehensive pain management to the patient, ensuring timely administration of analgesic medications and implementation of non-pharmacological pain relief techniques. Collaborate with the patient’s healthcare team to develop individualized pain management plans aimed at optimizing comfort and quality of life.
Fall Prevention: Implement evidence-based fall prevention strategies to reduce the risk of fractures and promote safety in the patient’s environment. Conduct fall risk assessments, implement modifications to the home environment, and provide education on proper body mechanics and safe ambulation techniques to minimize the risk of falls.
Activities of Daily Living: Offer assistance and support to the patient with activities of daily living, including dressing, grooming, bathing, and toileting. Provide guidance and encouragement to help the patient maintain independence to the fullest extent possible while ensuring safety and comfort in performing daily tasks.
Mobility Support: Implement personalized mobility support interventions to help the patient maintain functional mobility and independence. Provide assistance with ambulation, transfers, and use of mobility aids, and collaborate with physical therapists to develop exercise programs aimed at improving strength and balance.
Collaboration: Work closely with the patient’s healthcare team, including orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers, to ensure coordinated and holistic care. Communicate regularly with team members to share information, discuss treatment goals, and address any emerging needs or concerns, promoting continuity and effectiveness of care delivery.
Progress Monitoring: Regularly assess the patient’s pain levels, fall risk, and functional abilities to evaluate the effectiveness of pain management and fall prevention interventions. Use standardized assessment tools, mobility tests, and patient feedback to monitor changes in the patient’s condition, adjust intervention strategies as needed, and optimize his overall well-being and quality of life.

 

Total Budget: $305,683.20