The patient needs to understand his new medical condition in order to gain understanding of the disease process, signs and symptoms, complications, medication regimen, follow-up appointment as well as the benefits of physical activity, diet and weight control. By explaining what causes a myocardial infarction, sign and symptoms, complications using educational video, traced of the heart to demonstrate how it functions will help the patient. Modifying dietary choices, weight control and physical activity will promote better health. This process should be repeated until patient and family voice understanding. Patient and family involvement in plan and care is very vital.
I would also support infection control by cleaning up any spills immediately. A Dietician will also work within the care home and will have roles and responsibilities within the structure. They will evaluate the daily food intake of the residents and then use mathematical calculations to determine the appropriate diet for that individual. They may change the diets for the residents to add more proteins or to change the amount of water they intake. After the dietician calculates a suitable diet they will make recommendations to a physician so he can write the dietary order.
Acute Renal Failure NU270 Assignment 6.1 7/26/2012 Patients that are in acute renal failure have many obstacles that they are faced with. The nurse should follow evidence based interventions when caring for them. Electrolyte imbalance, blood loss, infection, and nutrition are just a few of the issues the nurse must be educated about. It is important for the nurse to impose every intervention available to reduce the risk of infection in the patient experiencing acute renal failure. “Make sure appropriate hand hygiene is used.
According to the CDC, 50% of African American women, 40% of Mexican women, and 30% of Caucasian women are obese and therefore at risk for development of type 2 diabetes. Improved screening and education strategies are necessary in reversing the trend of this devastating chronic disease. Morbidity and Mortality “In the United States, an estimated 7% of the population, (20.8 million people), have diabetes mellitus; 14.6 million people have been diagnosed and 6.2 million remain undiagnosed. In addition, approximately 41 million Americans have prediabetes, which may eventually lead to a clinical diagnosis of diabetes,” (DISEASEDEX, 2012). In 2009, diabetes was the cause of death in 150 women in Allegheny County alone, (PA Department of Health, 2009).
These beliefs, values, and practices influence the health promotion and disease prevention in which they seek (Edelman & Mandle, 2010). The assessment of these practices is an essential role nurse’s play in caring for each individual and family. By using the family focused approach the nurse can determine the support and care a family can provide to the patient. The nurse can then assess the family’s potential of obtaining optimal health. The purpose of this paper is for the nurse to complete a health assessment of a family by using Gordon’s 11 functional health patterns and the system’s approach.
Type two diabetes is the most common type of diabetes; it affects 85-90% of people who have a form of diabetes. Although it is known to be more common in adults, more and more children and babies are being diagnosed. The pancreas of those People who suffer type 2 diabetes makes limited insulin, but doesn’t produce enough to enable the body to function effectively. Diabetes is a result of generic and environmental factors. The risk of diabetes type two is greatly increased by lifestyle factors such as; overweight, lack of exercise, poor diet and high blood pressure.
A nurse can take these categories and apply it to the management of a patient with a chronic disease. A patient education plan for Diabetes includes remembering the names of the different insulin prescribed for treatment. The patient should be able to list the steps of insulin administration. After the patient has received verbal, written, and video education on Diabetes one should have an understanding of the disease and can recognize the signs of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia. Once the patient has an understanding of the disease they can apply this knowledge to real-life situations by following a diabetic diet and choosing the appropriate food to maintain proper glucose levels.
Diabetes Mellitus Monica Kinney Colorado Technical University BIO 162 Judy Thompson April 13, 2011 According to the American Diabetes Association, “Diabetes mellitus, or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and or use insulin.” Diabetes is the most common disorder of the endocrine system ad effects more than 23 million people in the United States alone (Web MD, 2011). There are two types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 or insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) is an autoimmune disease, a condition which the immune system turns against the body. The body’s white blood cells mistakenly attack the insulin-producing pancreatic
Type II diabetes mainly occurs when an adult catches an onset of diabetes. Although it is not limited to adults Type II diabetes has been found in teenagers and in some children. Type II diabetes is when the cells don’t produce enough insulin or when the cells of the body completely ignore the insulin that is being made from the pancreas. Even though, Type I and Type II are both considered a form of diabetes, they differ so much that doctors have theorized that they are actually two different diseases. However, they have one thing in common, they both encounter that there is too much sugar in the
Jenna lives with her mother and younger brother who she often looks after when her mother is at work. The nurse’s role is to teach and educate Jenna and prevent her from getting diabetes. Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in the United States. The American Diabetes Association (2011) estimated that, “… 25.8 million children and adults in the United States, which is 8.3% of the population, have diabetes” (Diabetes Statistics, 2011, para. 1).