Care of client with traction . By : Miss. Sana’a AL-Sulami. Outlines: . Definition of Traction Indication for Traction Classification of Traction Complications of Traction Assessment and Diagnostic Evaluation of Traction Principles to follow when caring for the patient in traction
Miss. Sana’a AL-Sulami
Traction is used to
is applied with hands to temporarily immobilize an injured part. A firm, smooth, steady pull is maintained . Manual Traction is used during casting, reduction of a fracture or dislocated joint.
potential complications that may develop include the following:
The factor that might reduce the effective pull or alter its resultant line of pull must be eliminated:
The wound at the pin insertion site requires attention .
1. the site is covered with sterile dressing.
2. the nurse must keep the area clean.
3. Slight serous oozing at the pin site is expected.
4. the nurse assess the pin site and drainage for signs of infection.
During traction therapy:
1. The nurse encourage the patient to exercise muscles and joints that are not in traction to guard against their deterioration.
During the patient exercises :
1. The nurse ensures that traction forces are maintained and that the patient is properly positioned to prevent complications resulting from poor alignment.
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