The etiology of compromised tissue can vary widely. Tissue can be compromised by acute or chronic health conditions, physical limitations, or equipment. This process is necessary so that appropriate interventions can be implemented.
Deficient fluid volume, or hypovolemia, results from a loss of body fluid or fluid shift, causing the fluid output to surpass fluid intake. In this process (acute or chronic), the body loses fluid volume and electrolytes. The source for this condition can be gastrointestinal, renal, or even metabolic.
Perform a fall risk assessment any time a patient’s condition changes, environment changes, after a fall, and at designated times.
These seemingly small gestures can make a big difference in uncomfortable situations such as hospitalizations and help bring a sense of normalcy and routine to unprecedented times.
The patient will maintain adequate peripheral perfusion, as evidenced by strong peripheral pulses, warm skin temperature with adequate capillary refill, and the absence of ulcers.
We may think we know what it means to be a “first responder.” But do we really know who these people are? What qualifies someone to be recognized as a first responder officially. One big question is, are registered nurses considered first responders?