QOD 46: Skin Breakdown after Bruising (Integumentary/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 46: Skin Breakdown after Bruising (Integumentary/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A patient has suffered a bruise on her elbow from being assisted in bed for repositioning. Which best describes how the nurse can prevent this injury from becoming a point of skin breakdown?

Answer:

A. Encourage the patient to increase fluid intake

Rationale: 

A patient with mobility impairments may . . .