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The human body thrives on movement and will suffer when movement is not possible. A patient who cannot move is at risk of developing serious complications that require complex care. Complete and prolonged immobility can cause serious health problems and deteriorating health, including serious complications. Some of the more common and important complications include pressure sores/ulcers, venous thrombi, bone loss, muscle wasting, contractures, lung infections, and pulmonary complications. Preventive care is vital to avoid these conditions from developing. Prevention is far more effective than treating the condition once it has developed.
- Identify prolonged, complete immobility and its complications.
- Explain the causes and how to prevent pressure sores/ulcers.
- Describe the primary cause of bone and muscle loss in this patient population.
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- Prolonged and Complete Immobility
- Sedentary Lifestyle and Inactivity
- Causes of Prolonged and Complete Immobility
- Complications of Prolonged And Complete Immobility
- Prolonged Immobility: Prevention and Complications