Nursing care plan for clients with osteoarthritis involves relieving pain, promoting comfort measures, maintaining optimal joint function, and preventing progressive disability. Here are four (4) nursing care plans (NCP) for osteoarthritis:
Joint replacements are indicated for irreversibly damaged joints with loss of function and unremitting pain, selected fractures, joint instability and congenital hip disorders.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory diseases that involves the connective tissues and characterized by destruction and proliferation of synovial membrane resulting in joint destruction, ankylosis, and deformity.
Laminectomy is the excision of a vertebral posterior arch and is commonly performed for injury to the spinal column or to relieve pressure/pain in the presence of a herniated disc. The procedure may be done with or without fusion of vertebrae.
A fracture (sometimes abbreviated FRX or Fx, Fx, or #) is a discontinuity or break in a bone. Most fractures are managed at the community level. Although a number of the interventions listed here are appropriate for this population, this plan of care addresses more complicated injuries encountered on an inpatient acute medical-surgical unit.