nursing papers

Changes associated with aging

Scenario:

An 84-year-old male, who fell at home is admitted to the hospital with complaints of confusion, weakness, unsteady gait, and fatigue.  His laboratory results confirm he has a urinary tract infection.  A nursing plan of care has been developed using the NANDA-I label Risk for Injury. The outcome is: The patient will not be injured during the hospital stay.

Initial Discussion Post:

  • Describe developmental changes associated with aging which put this patient at risk for injury
  • Identify three (3) interventions that would help this patient achieve the outcome
  • Include your rationale for each intervention.
  • How would you evaluate whether the outcome has been met?

Base your initial post on your readings and research of this topic. Your initial post must contain a minimum of 250 words. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count towards the 250 word minimum.