Nursing Care Plan #2 DVT
1. The health care provider in the emergency department chooses not to assess Mr. Luke for a positive Homan’s sign. What is a Homan’s sign and why did the health care provider defer this assessment?
2. Discuss the diagnostic cues gathered during Mr. Luke’s examination in the emergency department that indicate a possible DVT.
3. Discuss Virchow’s triad and the physiological development of a DVT.
4. The nurse who cared for Mr. Luke immediately following his knee surgery, when writing the postoperative plan of care, included appropriate interventions to help prevent venous thromboembolism.
Discuss five nonpharmacological interventions the nurse included in the plan.
5. Discuss the common pharmacologic therapy options for postsurgical clients to help reduce the risk of a DVT.
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