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WOUND CARE CASE STUDYQuestion 1. Interpret the impact of this wound on the client and his family:PSYCHOLOGICALLoss of independence due to the impact of woundInability to completely care for his dependent wifeInability to manage his high set family home on his ownSocio-economic impactPSYCHOSOCIALSocial isolation due to woundSocio-economic impactPHYSICALDelayed wound healing due to Type 2 diabetesIncrease risk of infection because micro organisms thrive in a high glucose environmentInability to perform activities of daily living independently due to woundDecreased mobility due to woundFAMILYInability to complete care for his dependent wifeInability to manage his high set family home on his own Unable to care for his wife and family home due to socio-economic circumstances Question 2. Provide at least three risk control measures you would implement for this wound dressing in the hospital/ward environment to reduce infection risk:RISK CONTROL MEASURE 1: ISOLATION & NURSE COHORTINGI would implement isolation as a risk control measure to decrease the risk of entering further micro-organisms into the infected wound and to interrupt transmission of bacteria. I would also implement nurse cohorting (the physical segregation of MRSA patients in one part of a ward, with nursing by designated staff who care exclusively for these patients) to ensure that the mode of transmission is not through nurses and to promote fast wound healing and to avoid complicatio

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