Musculoskeletal disorders directly affect the mobility of patients. Mobility problems are common among the aged persons in the community. Common causes of mobility issues include bone fracture, osteoporosis, gout, hip fracture, and amputations. Therefore, there is a need to develop programs that would improve mobility among the hospitalized adults. Also, it is crucial to come up with methods to measure mobility.
Description of the Client
Dennis Mark is a 70-year-old patient who is concerned with mobility loss. He uses a wheelchair and is unable to walk without assistance. The mobility problem developed after he had a traumatic fall before admission. The physical examination results confirm that Dennis Mark had a musculoskeletal condition that led to a hip-bone fracture.
Compare and Contrast
Like textbooks, the association of rehabilitation of nurses recommends specialty nurses embrace evidence-based practices and technologies that would deliver maximal patient care. There is a need to implement early mobility protocols using three principles. First, nurses should evaluate Dennis Mark’s early mobilization at different intervals. The initiative should value the smallest effort from the evidence-based practices. Finally, poor activity tolerance should never be a prediction for the remaining patient care days. Additionally, there is a need to come up with PT-Driven Mobility Programs facilitated by a physical therapist.
Patients with mobility problems should use evidence-based practice to maintain their physical function. A standardized mobility program is one-way hospitals should combat adverse effects linked with decreased mobility. Musculoskeletal disorder direct affects patients’ mobility because it interferes with movement structures in the human body. Therefore, to improve Dennis Mark’s mobility, hospitals should implement sustainable interventions to improve his physical activities.