4.6 of 8 Ratings
An 89-year-old female with a history of type II diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and a recent stroke is seen in her long-term care facility by a geriatrician. Her medications include lisinopril, hydrochlorothiazide, and warfarin. Although the patient's speech is slurred, she reports feeling well overall, except for burning pain on her left foot. Her left foot is shown in Figure A. Which of the following would have been the most effective way to prevent this patient's symptoms?
Twice daily massage of the heal with lotion
Repositioning every 2 hours
Repositioning every 6 hours
Repositioning once per day
Discontinue warfarin therapy
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An 83-year-old bedbound man presents with a shallow open ulcer over his sacrum, with a red wound bed. Upon further examination, he also has areas of non-blanching redness on his lateral malleoli. Which of the following interventions would most likely have prevented his condition?
Elevating the head of the bed to 45 degrees