You should receive care from a team of health care professionals who understand the health needs of older adults.
Following hip fracture surgery, ensure your patient continues to receive care from a surgical–medical partnership that takes into consideration the unique needs of geriatric patients. While the patient is still in hospital recovering from surgery, encourage appropriate nutritional intake and hydration, closely monitor and address the patient’s risk of developing pressure injuries, and ensure proper venous thromboembolism prophylaxis.
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Ensure that appropriate human resources are in place such that a medical–surgical partnership is possible for the care of hip fracture patients. Additional resources may include protocols, hip fracture pathways, medical directives, and standardized order sets to facilitate the implementation of principles of geriatric care.