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It must also be mentioned that Mrs. L. M.'s fractured hip is infected. Therefore, the home nurse would have to make sure that Mrs. L. M. receives antibiotics. Furthermore, the nurse should also employ universal precautions to prevent the interpersonal transmission of microorganisms. Such precautions might include the wearing of gloves, hand washing, and making sure that the patient's linens have been laundered (Jaffe & Skidmore-Roth, 1993, p. 404-405).
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Despite Mrs. L. M.'s parental support though, her physician recognized various self-care deficits. Therefore, home nursing care was ordered. This care is in line with Orem's supportive-educative nursing system. The nurse should visit Mrs. L. M.'s home daily for the first week, 3 times per week for the following 5 weeks, and then 2 times per week for the subsequent 2 weeks. On each visit--in addition to other aspects of care--the nurse will provide a dressing change, assess the home for safety, and check on the children.
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