Prolonged and Complete Immobility: Complications and Care
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The human body is designed to move, and physical activity is essential for our health. Without movement our bodies are susceptible to a wide variety of illnesses and pathologies that are directly caused by immobility. The human body thrives on movement and it suffers when movement is not possible. As a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), you will certainly be responsible for providing care to clients who are immobile and who are likely to be so for a long time. This module will discuss the causes and complications of prolonged, complete immobility, and the therapies used for preventing and treating complications of prolonged, complete immobility.
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- What is Prolonged and Complete Immobility?
- Complications of Prolonged and Complete Immobility
- Preasure Sores
- Venous Thrombosis
- Lung Infections and Pulmonary Complications
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Loss of Muscle Strength and Muscle Tissue
- Bone Loss
- Sensory and Social Deprivation
- Prolonged Immobility - Care of the Patient and Prevention of Complications
- Identify the correct definition of prolonged, complete immobility.
- Identify the three causes of pressure sores.
- Identify two potential causes of venous thrombosis in this patient population.
- Identify a potential cause of lung infections in this patient population.
- Identify a treatment used to prevent contractures.