David Montanari is a 19-year-old male who suffered a T4-T5 burst fracture and a right scapula fracture as a result of a motorcycle accident on Sunday. He underwent spinal fusion on Sunday evening and has had an uneventful recovery period. David has no sensation or movement below the nipple line and is bedbound. He is frustrated and anxious about his condition and is refusing postoperative interventions, including pain medication and use of the incentive spirometer.
REVIEW AND COMPLETE PRIOR TO THE START OF PRE-BRIEFING:
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Please keep in mind you will also be required to recognize a variety of signs and symptoms linked to abnormalities in these skills.
1. What are three nursing interventions for a post-operative patient?
2. What patient findings might you notice for a patient with immobility issues?
3. Describe complications that can occur as a result of immobility for all body systems.