Otherwise normally fit and healthy Nellie had a fall at home and suffered with a fractured neck of femur which saw her admitted to hospital, here she had some complications with her injury and also acquired a chest infection along with the first necrotic heel. Nellie was then transferred to a local cottage hospital for help with rehabilitation where she acquired the second necrotic heel. Both the heels were being dressed once a week in accordance to an assessment that was carried out by the Tissue Viability Nurse for the area who covered both primary and secondary care facilities, but no up to date assessment had been carried out prior to discharge. Nellie arrived at home and was referred to the District Nursing team via the Discharge Liaison Service, who act as an interface between primary and secondary care teams, as part of the more wider Multi-Disciplinary Team, to ensure that everything is in place to aid the patient upon discharge and thus make it an effective one. The
I came to find out my family has a long history of diabetes. Both aunts got diagnosed with this disease at early adolescence. Aunt M. and Aunt E. are both still living, only a few of my family members have died from diabetes due to lack of treatment. Meanwhile majority of my family that has the disease are still alive and struggle with this battle every day. Diabetes in My Family Tree When I interviewed both aunts I learned their types of diabetes.
Hypertension Obumneke Nwada Hypertension The purpose of the essay is to read the case study titled “Gladys, an African-American Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with Hypertension in Chapter 10 on page 133 then Answer and discuss the questions (1 - 4) in essay format. What information have you gathered about Gladys? The information I gathered about Gladys is that she is a hard working low income nurse and suffers from hypertension which measures 140/90 despite all medication, under her support are 5 grown children all of whom is living with her. Her financial status is very poor because of all the expenses she incurs, which includes a house she pays mortgage on. At the age 20 of Miss Gladys started suffering from uncontrolled hypertension which runs in her family and contributed to her parents’ death, Miss Gladys is short in height and overweight.
After months of testing and the doctors telling my mom I might have cancer, we finally got an answer. My diagnosis was called Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis (pediatrics 2005). This disease is something that is very rare childhood disease. After multiple surgeries, lots of medication and a whole year spent living at the hospital things had started to quiet down. Throughout all of this, I met so many compassionate nurses, doctors with great bedside manner and even laundry and maintenance people who would stop and say hi.
Unit 9 Case study and risk assessment Grace is a 70 year old lady, she lives at home with her 75 year old husband, she has several medical conditions, she is type 2 diabetic, has high blood pressure, high cholesterol, angina, water retention and six years ago she suffered a stroke. After several months she regained all her mobility. Before her stroke Grace was a very social person, she had been a mobile hairdresser and had built up a wide circle of friends. She attended dances, bingo and car boot sales and was well known at the local auction rooms. Having to take multiple tablets for all her conditions Grace was often left feeling very tired, short of breath and unable to walk very far too, she had resorted to using a mobility scooter but was finding this hard to control.
An 89-year-old retired white widow lives in a large city. She retired from her job as a unit secretary in a community hospital approximately 10 years ago. Before working at her job in the hospital, she worked with her husband in the dry cleaning business that they owned. She lives in a two-family house: her son and daughter-in-law live in the upstairs apartment, and she lives in the downstairs apartment. She smokes two to three packs of cigarettes per day and has smoked since she was 17 years old.
My mom was the disciplinary of the family; she is the one that kept all of the kids in line. There were 9 of us and only 5 out of the 9 graduated high school. And 3 went to college and 5 went to trade school. My Life Is Not My Own My parents moved to Roosevelt, New York on Long Island, from Charleston, South Carolina when she was pregnant with me in 1959. My parent had 9 children (no privacy), my mom was a stay at home mom (up until I turned 18) and my dad worked every day.
My Personal Perspective of Nursing Nursing is a profession that I have admired for over fourteen years. It was not until my aunt had a stroke that I began to pay attention to the profession. I would go to the hospital and sit with her every night for hours at a time. The nurses would come in to care for her and explain everything they were doing. After a couple of weeks of being in an out of the hospital visiting her, I told her daughter and son-in law that I thought I could be a nurse.
I based this assignment on Mary, who is a 72 year old lady and suffers with osteoarthritis which is a degenerative disorder in bone and cartilage (Hinchliff et al, 1996). She had fallen at home and was presented at the Accident and Emergency department by emergency services. After a short stay on Medical Assessment she was transferred to the unit for rehabilitation following her fall. I spent seven weeks on a large intermediate care ward. The ward is nurse led with very little medical intervention.
This transition evoked me to think differently, act differently, and speak differently as I became different. My Socialization in Nursing I was a single mother at the age of 16 and a high school drop-out. I moved here to North Carolina in 1991 and was employed by restaurants, a furniture company, and factories. Prior to moving to this state, my mother had become ill and I assisted my aunts with her care. This was my first experience in providing aid for someone who was ill and I enjoyed the responsibility.