Nursing Plans and Interventions: The nurse applies a sterile nasal drip pad and initiates interventions to prevent increased intracranial pressure (ICP). 3. Which nursing intervention should be initiated to prevent increased ICP? A) Apply a hyperthermia blanket. B) Administer a prescribed stool softener as needed (PRN).
I believe that Nick’s symptoms are likely caused by peripheral nerve damage. Peripheral neuropathy is nerve damage that occurs in the arms and legs. The feet and legs are more likely to be affected before hands and arms. According to the National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse, symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include: * Numbness or insensitivity to pain or temperature * Tingling, burning or prickling sensation * Sharp pains or cramps * Loss of balance and coordination Nick has some of the symptoms that have been listed. There could be some damage to the central nervous system but not very severe or the symptoms that Nick exhibits would be more severe.
Patient is visiting aunt and was brought into the ER and was mini-altered. Patient was given Geodon and Haldol to calm him and EKG was done. EKG showed A. fib with heart rate as high as 170. He was put on Cardizem drip and admitted for further evaluation. The patient denies symptoms of any chest pain, fever, nausea or vomiting.
Ultrasound (of the abdomen) or a Diagnostic paracentesis: ultrasound to see what is causing the distention of the abdomen, Paracentesis: fluid removal, the wave test was positive Additional blood work- Liver function tests, coagulation tests, CBC w/diff.. 4. Identify 7 treatment options and or medications that should be considered with rationale. Each treatment option with rationale is worth 2 points. Paracentesis- drain fluid Intubation- ICP related complications may require mechanical ventilation and it may be necessary to initiate hyperventilation therapy. ICP catheter- to decrease ICP Vitamin therapy/ Nutritional referral- because of her BMI and nutritional status r/t her pathologies.
A patient would need to go through steps to prepare for the procedure. The first step would be to discuss with your doctor if you are taking daily medications and if so should you take the medication on the day of surgery, if you are allergic to any food or medications, if you are having bleeding problems or on blood thinner, such as aspirin or Coumadin, and if you are/might be pregnant or nursing. On the day of surgery you will need to have an empty bladder. Your doctor will have you sign a consent form and discuss the risks and how the procedure will be done and the results.
Once you notice your hearing diminishing, make an appointment for a hearing test and an exam to find out how much damage has been done and if it can be repaired. If you lose your hearing as the result of a cold, you can start by taking a decongestant. If things don't clear up for you in a couple of hours, you will want to start thinking about making a doctor's appointment. You will also want to take note of any other symptoms you have, as these may indicate more severe problem. If just happen to wake up and cannot hear in one ear, you may be suffering from sudden sensorineural hearing loss.
Summary of Article: Stroke continues to cause stress to elderly people. Survivors may have difficulty with mobility after the incident during their neurological recovery due to muscle imbalance. Surgical correction is rarely considered for patients who may have issues with their gait after a stroke. Most patients after a stroke may have a chronic foot deformity or stiff-knee gait, which will disturb their walking, however, it is handled through clinical management and not surgical methods. Neuro-orthopaedic specialists identify abnormal gait patterns using techniques such as, dynamic electromyography or three-dimensional kinematic and kinetic studies.
INCORRECT This action provides data related to the development of deep vein thrombosis but does not provide data regarding peripheral neurovascular function. D) Assess for sensation and movement of the feet every 4 hours. CORRECT Diminished sensation and movement of the feet, along with diminished pedal pulses, pallor, and pain indicate impaired peripheral neurovascular function. Remember the five Ps! Correct Answer(s): DEthical-Legal ConsiderationsSince Kat's respiratory status has stabilized, she undergoes an open reduction and internal fixation of the pelvis.
The faster the patient receives treatment, the less damage will occur. The patient’s treatment will depend on whether the stroke is caused by a blood clot (ischemic) or by bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic). Treatment focuses on restoring blood flow for an ischemic stroke or controlling bleeding for a hemorrhagic stroke. The doctor will use a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the patient’s head to diagnose the type of stroke they have had. I recommendations the patient should have to avoid a stroke are the following: The patient should know their blood pressure and abnormal heartbeat that can increase stroke risk.
4. A 68-year-old male presents to the office complaining of pronounced weakness on the right side of his body and slurred speech for the past 24 hours. Based on the examination, the physician orders an MRI to investigate a possible transient ischemic attack (TIA). The range of codes that would be used for this patient would be Codes 390-459 because the treating physician ordered and MRI to rule out a transient ischemic attack. These codes are for Diseases of the Circulatory System 5.