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Maintain body alignment and realign if the child seems uncomfortable or reports pain.
Provide pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions for the management of pain and muscle spasms.
Notify the health care provider if the child experiences severe pain from muscle spasms that is unrelieved with medications and/or repositioning.
Assess and monitor neurovascular status
Routinely monitor the child's skin integrity and document findings.
Assess pin sites for pain, redness, swelling, drainage, or odor. Provide pin care per facility protocol.
Assess for changes in elimination and maintain usual patterns of elimination.
Assess that all the hardware is tight and that the bed is in the correct position.
Assess and maintain weights so that they hang freely and the ropes are free of knots. Do not lift or remove weights unless prescribed and supervised by the provider or physical therapist.
Assure that the wrench to release the rods is attached to the vest when using halo traction in the event that CPR is necessary.
Move the child in halo traction as a unit without applying pressure to the rods. This will prevent loosening of the pins and pain.
Consult with the provider for an over-bed trapeze to assist the child to move in bed.
Provide range of motion and encourage activity of non-immobilized extremities to maintain mobility and prevent contractures.
Promote frequent position changing within restrictions of traction.
Remove sheets from the head of the bed to the foot of the bed, and remake the bed in the same manner.