A home health patient reports, “I am starting to have breakdown of my heels.”
A patient that received an upper extremity cast yesterday reports, “I can’t feel my fingers in my right hand today.”
A young female reports, ”I think I sprained my ankle about 2 weeks ago.”
A middle-aged patient reports, ”My knee is still hurting from the TKR.”
Patient may have a DVT.
Patient may be exhibiting signs of dermatitis.
Patient may be in the late phases of CHF.
Patient may be experiencing anxiety after surgery.
The patient reports, “I didn’t keep my extremity elevated like the doctor asked me to.”
The patient reports, “I have been having pain in my left calf.”
The patient reports, “My left leg has really been itching.”
The patient reports, “The arthritis in my wrists is flaring up, when I put weight on my crutches.”
Recommend the patient remain in her room at all times.
Recommend family members bring pictures to the patient’s room.
Recommend a speech therapy consult to the doctor.
Recommend the patient attempt to walk pushing the w/c for safety