Post Fracture Nursing Care Plan



Ref: CP0155

Post Fracture Nursing Care Plan

A fracture is a break in bone or cartilage, although it is usually the result of trauma, it can be caused by an acquired disease of bone such as osteoporosis. The aim of treatment is to assist the bone to recover fully in strength, movement and sensitivity. Some complicated fractures may need surgery or surgical traction.

Following the diagnosis of the fracture, the treatment is to realign the bone ends and immobilise the fracture by external splints or internal fixing of the bone, or both for best results. When a bone fractures there’s usually a lot of soft tissue and structure damage and the treatment of immobilising the area in plaster or surgically can lead to stiffness and considerable weakness. This may even affect joints that do not seem related to the break.

The management of care and pain after any fracture is important. The Care Plan sets out a clear explanation of the resident’s fracture and associated issues, and will guide the nurse or carer through the process of preparing a comprehensive, individual person centred Care Plan.

Post Fracture Nursing Care Plan Features:

Identifies where the fracture was and any associated issues

Details the comprehensive plan of care to alleviate or improve issues

Identifies possible complications

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