There are many situations that requires one to be creative to get a job done. Today our project was to help an elderly man who had fractured his femur (thigh bone) a week ago while trying to ambulate from his wheelchair. The patient went to the hospital and was told he was too high a
risk for surgery, kept there for a few days and sent home. Our job was to create a splint to immobilize the fracture as much as possible and make him as comfortable.
|Making split with school rulers.|
|Modifying splint for patient.|
|Adding cotton wrapped in Coban to prevent chaffing or irritating the skin.|
|Shopping for bed foam to help prevent bed ulcers.|
|Sometimes, this is a good as it gets.|
Posted by Patricia Ferrer.