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NR 324 Final Exam Review-complete 2022

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1. Types of Traction Skin: Weights attached to patient’s skin to decrease muscle spams and immobilize the extremity before surgery. Ex Bryant traction (for hip dysplasia in children) and Buck ‘s ... traction for hip fracture in adult patients). Skeletal: Screws are inserted into bone. Used for long bone fractures such as femur, tibia, fibula, humerus, ulna, radius, metacarpals, phalanges and metatarsals. Halo: used for cervical bone fractures. Nurse should make sure wrench to release rods is attached to the vest, so CPR can be performed. Nursing interventions • Assess neurovascular status every hour for the 1st 24hrs and then every 4 hours. • Do not lift or remove weights • Do not let weights rest on floor (make sure they are hanging freely) • Muscle spams are expected and should be treated w/meds, repositioning, heat, or message. Unrelieved muscle spasms should be reported to provider. • For halo traction, move patient as a unit and do not apply pressure to rods. • Monitor for skin breakdown CONTINUED...... [Show More]

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