provide a comprehensive nursing care plan for Kenneth that demonstrates the critical reasoning cycle.

Past History
Kenneth Patterson is a 78 year old gentleman who was admitted to hospital following a fall at his home. X-Rays have

confirmed a fractured neck of femur. On admission to the Emergency Department, Kenneth revealed he had experienced

increasing levels of pain in his right hip recently, however had not seen a GP. Surgery has now been scheduled for a

Right Total Hip Replacement.
Medical History
Type II diabetes mellitus – On admission BGL – 15.2
Hypertension – On admission 170/85
Osteoarthritis
Ex-Smoker (Ceased 5 years ago)
Medications
Metformin – 500mg BD
Paracetamol Osteo – 665mg x 2 BD
Metroprolol – 50 mg BD
Ibuprofen – 400 mg TDS
Esomeprazole – 20 mg OD
Background Information
Kenneth has lived alone for the past two years following the death of his wife, Marie. He has three adult children who

are supportive, however they live with their families in the capital, five hours drive away. He does not recall what led

to his fall, and was lucky that his neighbour dropped in and found him in the bathroom and called an ambulance.

Your Task
You are to provide a comprehensive nursing care plan for Kenneth that demonstrates the critical reasoning cycle. Your

plan must be focused on the holistic nursing management of Kenneth and include the pre-operative care and education, as

well as the post-operative management.

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