Efficacy of Analgesic Methods for Hip Fractures
A simple fall can be extremely detrimental to the health an elderly client. Falls are the leading cause of injury-related visits to the emergency departments in the United States and the primary cause of accidental death in elderly patients. More than 90 percent of hip fractures occur as a result of these falls (Fuller, 2000). Pain following hip fracture has been associated with delirium, depression, sleep disturbance, and decreased response to interventions for other disease processes (Abou-Setta et al., 2011). Therefore, it is important to treat and manage acute pain effectively. Treatment ...
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