Chapter 41, Musculoskeletal Care Modalities

Case Study, 

1. June Frankel, a 23-year-old patient, presents to the emergency department with a sports-related fracture injury to her right arm and receives a long-arm fiberglass cast. (Learning Objective 2)

  1. What nursing assessment should the nurse provide after the cast has been applied?
  2. What nursing interventions should the nurse provide?

2. Sue Newhart, a 55-year-old patient, is admitted to the medical-surgical unit after a total hip arthroplasty due to osteoarthritis. (Learning Objective 7)

  1. What considerations should the nurse follow when positioning the patient in bed after hip surgery?
  2. What nursing interventions should the nurse provide the patient?
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