Causes, Effects, Complications, Technologies, and Prevention. Immobility Fall 2006 By: Lee Resurreccion. Definition: Immobility. Immobility refers to a reduction in the amount and control of movement a person has. By: Kozier, et. al. p. 847.
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By: Kozier, et. al. p. 847
British Medical Journal, 1947.
--- Causes of Thrombus formation in immobile patients:
Impaired venous return
*the anabolic process decreases and the catabolic process increases which then depletes the protein stores essential for muscle tissue and wound healing.
Types of debridement:
*Lindgren, et al (2004). Immobility - a major risk factor of pressure ulcers among adult hospitalized patients: A prospective study. Scand J. Caring Sci, 18, 57-64.
a. general physical condition
b. mental status
Modified Norton Scale.
It measures instead of incontinence it measures moisture.
Instead of mental status it measures sensory perception.
And includes friction and shear and serum albumin level.
Red – transparent type dressing
Yellow– Clean to remove non-viable tissue (wet to damp, hydrogel, or other exudate absorbers)
Black– necrotic tissue (escar) present, debridement necessary.
Frustration: Exaggerated emotional reactions
Emotions vary: Apathy, anger, regress, withdraw
Decreased intellectual stimulation:
Life view narrows, decision making and problem
solving abilities deteriorate
Social development : particularly for peds patients
Motor development: particularly for peds patientPsychoneurologic System
Body alignment, joint movement, capabilities and limitations, muscle mass and strength, activity tolerance, need for assistance, baseline data.
Includes clients sensations, feelings, values, beliefs, attitudes, and perception of personal health, and life situations.