20.14 Learning Activities
Open Resources for Nursing (Open RN)
(Answers to “Learning Activities” can be found in the “Answer Key” at the end of the book. Answers to interactive activity elements will be provided within the element as immediate feedback.)
Mr. Jones is a 76-year-old patient admitted to the medical surgical floor with complications of a nonhealing foot ulcer. Mr. Jones has a history of diabetes, hypertension, and COPD. He has a BMI of 29. His daily medications include metformin, Lisinopril, and prednisone. His wife has recently passed away and he lives alone.
- Based upon what is known about Mr. Jones, what factors might be contributing to his nonhealing wound?
- What other factors that influence wound healing might be important to assess with Mr. Jones?