- Checking vital signs which is include the pules, respiration, and blood pressure. - Head to toe examination, a nurse should palpate and visualize for injuries, assess nose, ears, and mouth for bleeding. - Expose the patient, asses five interventions, giving comfort measure, such as control the pain, inspect for any injury. (Rull, 2014) What is your subsequent management of Mrs. Flynn “including assessment, diagnostic procedure, lab tests etc.”? Furthermore, a nurse should perform an assessment to identify if there are any potential risks on Mrs. Flynn, the assessment will include the ABGs, to assess the acid-base balance and oxygenation status of the blood, x-rays because if Mrs. Flynn suffers from persistent pain the nurse should check for any possible fracture.
In this essay I will walk through a clinical assessment of a geriatric patient that has presented to the ED with MODS. I will make special consideration to address pain, electrolyte imbalance, homeostasis and oxygenation. Assessment of a Geriatric Patient with MODS Upon transfer of Mrs. Baker to the emergency room the initial report from the transport personnel will be received and the initial ED assessment starts. This is concurrent, while receiving the report we are able to look at the patient’s general appearance. We are able to determine form the report that her general complaints are an episode of confusion prior to collapsing in the back yard, respiratory distress and tachycardia.
The signs & symptom’s that might come at once so the child might lose consciousness: high pitched wheezing sound, blotchy/ itchy/ raised rash, swollen eye lids, lips and tongue, difficulty speaking then breathing, abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhoea. When you might suspect a child or infant that might be having anaphylactic shock then you should ring for an
Common symptoms include chest pain, shaking chills, fever, dry cough, muscle aches, nausea and vomiting, rapid breathing and rapid heart rate. Symptoms that may indicate a medical emergency are bluish skin tone, labored breathing, high fever and confusion. Management and treatment of pneumonia involves a course of antibiotics. This patient is allergic to clindamycin and vancomycin, so he is being treated with tazobactam/piperacillin. The patient is also receiving multiple courses of respiratory treatment, including vest therapy, cough assistance and nebulizer treatments.
You should report the matter immediately and follow your organisations policies and procedures regarding reporting the matter e.g. note in care plan and report to your manager. This should then be discussed with the care team and medical staff responsible for the individuals care. 1.4 DESCRIBE HOW AND WHEN TO SEEK ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE ABOUT AN INDIVIDUAL’S CHOICE OF FOOD AND DRINK If you feel the individual is eating or drinking foods which will harm their health or if they are reluctant or refuse to eat food FOR EXAMPLE If an individual needs a diabetic diet or a weight reduction diet or gluten free diet or if an individual has a problem swallowing their meal or ignoring medical advice, you should inform your manager immediately the matter will then be discussed with the care team and medical staff involved with the individual’s care you are in the best position to notice how well a person is eating or if they are refusing foods listed in their care plan. By discussing with other members of the team and making them aware of the problems you will be able to accommodate their needs in the future planning.
In some cases gallstones may be removed to relieve blockage of the pancreatic duct. In the most severe cases, surgery is needed to remove dead or infected pancreatic tissue. Complications from acute pancreatitis include acute kidney failure, ARDS, ascites, Cysts or abscesses in the pancreas, and heart failure. Repeat episodes can lead to chronic pancreatitis. References Bare, B.G., Cheever, K.H., Hinkle, J.L., & Smeltzer, S.C. (2008).
Symptoms: •Diarrhea (often containing blood or mucus) •Abdominal cramps •Fever Causes: Infection occurs when you accidentally swallow shigella bacteria. Touching your mouth Eating contaminated food Swallowing contaminated water Risk factors: Being a toddler, living in group housing or participating in group activities, living or traveling in areas that lack sanitation. Complications: Dehydration. Persistent diarrhea can cause dehydration. Symptoms include lightheadedness, dizziness, lack of tears in children, sunken eyes and dry diapers.
* Reduce or prevent pain and other symptoms of the patient's illness. * Provide counselling and emotional support for the person who is ill. * Provide grief and bereavement counselling for family and friends while the person is sick. * Offer follow-up counselling after their death. Who provides palliative care Palliative care is provided by a team which can include: * Doctors * Nurses * Counsellors * Volunteers. Where to find palliative care services Palliative care can be given at home, in a hospital or at a hospice.
UTI affects the urinary system consists of the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. The urinary tract is the body's filtering system for removal of liquid wastes and bacterial infection can affect its sole function. Symptoms of UTI Not everyone with UTI knows that they have the infection, but many experienced one of these symptoms: The frequent urge to urinate with painful burning sensation, feeling tired and shaky, back pain and in worse cases nausea and vomiting. The urine of a person with the infection maybe cloudy, and even though they feel frequent urge to urinate, they passed small volume of urine each time. When the infection reached the kidneys, the person may experience fever and chills.
A personal feeling of loss can be reconciled through the process of grieving (Brunelli, 2005). This is an avenue toward developing harmony within one’s nature after experiencing a loss so that one is able to move on with their life. In order to maintain spiritual, mental, and physical health, one has to continue to push through the process of grieving and end with a healthy resolve. This paper will talk about the grieving process and a comparative analysis of the grief process to the pain and suffering of Job. Grieving process The process of going through grief allows human beings to feel a change that is brought about by grief.