QOD 45: Skin Breakdown Related to Immobility (Musculoskeletal/Basic Care and Comfort)

QOD 45: Skin Breakdown Related to Immobility (Musculoskeletal/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A nurse is caring for a patient with reduced mobility following hip surgery. Which best describes how the nurse would intervene to prevent skin breakdown from immobility?

Answer:

A.  Use padding and cushions under the heels and other bony prominences

Rationale:

Skin breakdown is a consequence of immobility; a . . .