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Case Notes Mr Stapleton Moore

Mr Stapleton Moore is a 63-year-old patient in Care Well Hospital where you are Charge Nurse.

Patient Details

  • Marital Status: Widower (8 years)
  • Admission Date: 5 September 2021 (Care Well Hospital)
  • Discharge Date: 9 September 2021


  • THR – Total Hip Replacement
  • Higher BP

Social Background

  • Lives in Abrina Nursing Home, 1921 Victoria Street, Ashfield, NSW 2131
  • Had been there for 2 years before coming to Care Well
  • Has two children, both working overseas
  • Worked in a bank as an accountant before quitting at 60.
  • No pensioner
  • Hobbies: Reading, photography, fishing
  • Brother, Peterson, pays visits weekly
  • No severe signs of dementia observed yet

Medical Background

  • 2017 – Osteoarthritis requiring total hip replacement surgery
  • 2015 – Blood Pressure (management ongoing)


  • Aspirin (100mg)
  • Ramipril 5mg

Nursing Management and Progress

  • Dressing Daily
  • Recommend stretching exercises
  • Follow up FBE and UEC tests


  • Good Condition – post operation
  • Walks with aid in the beginning
  • Now walks perfectly with wheelie-walker
  • Appeared disoriented during post operative recovery.
  • Possibly anaesthetic Hb dropped (71) post operatively,
  • Transfused three units of packed RBCs
  • Hb normal on discharge (112)

Discharge plan

  • Pain reliever given – Panadeine Forte (6 tablets / day)
  • Exercise recommended
  • Equipment required: Wheelie-walker, wedge pillow, toilet
  • Hospital is providing Wheelie-walker and wedge pillow.
  • With help from local medical supplier, raiser hired for 2 weeks.

Writing Task

Using the information in the case notes, write a letter to Ms Gladys Makuba. Senior Nurse at Abrina Nursing Home 19-21 Victoria Street Ashfield NSW 2131, who will be responsible for Moore’s continued care at the Nursing Home.

In your answer:

  • Expand the relevant notes into complete sentences
  • Do not use note form

Use letter format

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