I’m going to give a scenario here and I’d like you to either email me your responses or reply to the thread on wordpress. My email address is KSearcy@qualityinrealtime.com. I will post the correct responses in one week!
An 83-year-old female is admitted to the HHA following discharge from the hospital. The patient is seven days S/P left total hip replacement due to OA in both hips. She developed a mildly exudates wound infection that tested positive for staph aureus of her surgical incision and was discharged from the hospital on IV antibiotics. This is the patient’s initial episode of home health care. Physicians orders: Daily skilled nursing visits for three weeks to treat surgical wound to monitor wound for s/s of infection, administer antibiotics daily for 21 days; and teach patient’s daughter to perform IV administration and wound care. Therapy for gait training and strength exercises two times a week for four weeks. Ambulation is non-weight bearing status of her LLE. Patient able to perform supervised pivot transfers with contact guard assistance in and out of bed. Her daughter will be staying with her until her mobility improves.
I look forward to your responses!