Why are hip fractures in nursing homes so common?

Hip fractures. Most hip fractures occur in elderly patients. There is a higher incidence of hip fracture among patients with underlying dementia. Many patients in nursing homes have several or more underlying medical comorbidities. That is why they are in a nursing home. Many are at increased risk of fall.

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What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

Mobilize. Hip fractures are serious, usually in older patients, and in this group have a 20-25% one year mortality. Coordinated surgical, nursing and rehab treatment is required. Nursing intervention would include identifying and responding co-morbidities. Read more...
Hip fracture. Each hip fracture has its own personality and may require conservative or surgical treatments: traction, bed rest, decubitus precautions, pulmonary toilet, anticoagulants, pt, im nail, orif, & joint arthroplasty. Read more...
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