The Musculoskeletal System

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The Musculoskeletal System 1. A community nurse is managing the care of an older adult. In…

The Musculoskeletal System

1. A community nurse is managing the care of an older adult. In an attempt to maximize the patient’s musculoskeletal health and minimize the risk of physical injury, the nurse is preparing educational information to be delivered at the next home visit.

  1. What areas of concern should the nurse include in the patient’s information regarding osteoporosis?
  2. What areas should be discussed to best address risk reduction and health promotion strategies to reduce musculoskeletal injuries and disease?

2. A worker comes to the pain clinic following a back injury at work while lifting a heavy object. He is complaining of low back pain and leg pain. The nurse practitioner is suspecting a herniated disc.

  1. What are the possible causes of low back and leg pain?
  2. What assessment findings would confirm the possibility of a herniated disc?

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