1.1) Give examples of possible multiple conditions and/or disabilities that individuals may have. Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis is a disease that causes damage to joints, organs, and bodily systems due to inflammation of joint tissues. While inflammation is usually a response by a person’s immune system to disease or infection, the immune system of a Rheumatoid Arthritis sufferer attacks the person’s healthy joints, causing pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, and a host of other symptoms. As the disease progresses, it causes difficulty in pursuing normal activities, even to the extent of interfering with walking, standing, getting dressed, personal grooming, and household chores. Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis is a crippling condition that often prevents people from working within five to ten years of diagnosis.
STAGE 4 Pressure sores progress, with extensive damage to deeper tissues (muscles, tendons and bones). Serious complications, such as osteomyelitis (infection of the bone) or sepsis (infection carried through the blood) can occur. 1:2 Common places where pressure sores are likely to develop are, back of head and ears, elbows, lower back and sacrum, shoulders, hips, heels and the inner knees. 1:3 Factors that put individuals at risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores are confinement to a bed, chair or wheel chair, Inability to change positions without help, loss of bowel or bladder control, poor nutrition and/or dehydration and decreased mental awareness. 1:4 By using incorrect moving and handling techniques one might put residents at risk.
If you have lupus you may be extremely tired, have skin rashes or have joint pain. If the disease is more serious, you may have problems with your kidneys, heart, lungs, blood or nervous system. Nearly all people with lupus have a mild to extreme fatigue. Even mild cases of lupus causes an inability to engage in daily activities and exercises. Increased fatigue is a normal sign that a symptom flare about to occur.
Unit 4222-229 Undertake agreed pressure area care (HSC 2024) 1.1 Pressure sores or decubitus ulcers are the result of a constant deficiency of blood to the tissues over a bony area such as a heel which may have been in contact with a bed or a splint over an extended period of time. The surface of the skin can ulcerate which may become infected. 1.2 Common pressure points on the body include the sacrum, hip bone areas, and the ankle and heel. Less common sites include the elbows, spine, ribs, and back of the head. Pressure sores may also result from friction caused by your skin rubbing against another surface, or when two layers of skin slide on each other, moving in opposite directions and causing damage to the underlying tissue.
The skin then breaks and pressure ulcers form 2. The parts of the body most at risk of developing pressure ulcers are in direct contact with a supporting surface, such as a bed or a wheelchair. These might be: * Shoulders or shoulder blades * Elbows * Back of the head * Rims of ears * Knees, ankles, heels or toes * Spine * Tail bone (the small bone at the bottom of the spine) 3. Some of the factors that can put an individual at risk of developing pressure sores are: * Poor nutrition or hydration * A health condition that limits the blood supply(diabetes and peripheral arterial disease) making the skin vulnerable to bruising and damage * Poor mobility * Age * Urine or bowel incontinence 4. By using incorrect moving and handling techniques one might put residents at risk.
It begins to breakdown, leading to the formation of ulcers. 1.1.2 Identify pressure sites of the body the most common pressure site of the body are the heel,the skin over the buttocks, sacrum, ankles shoulders hips and other bony sites of the body 1.1.3 Identify factors whitch might migt put an individual at risk of a skin break down and pressure sores. the most common factors for pressue sores can be age, immobility, incontinence, malnutrition and dehydration, diseases and disorders such as confusion and or dementia that lesson mental awerness and may prevent a persson from feeling the discomfort of
A person’s own immune system attacks the myelin sheath that surrounds the axon of the nerves. Once the myelin sheath is damaged, the nerves cannot transmit signals properly. Nerve damage leads to muscle weakness, loss of reflexes, and numbing or tingling of the hands and feet. This is caused by the muscles loss of ability to respond to the brains commands. GBS is not often fatal but in rare cases people have died from GBS.
Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis both have pain associated with the diseases. These pains can be muscle twitching, muscle weakness, severe weakness in an arm or leg or both. More common pain could be tingling, crawling, or burning feeling in the arms or legs. All of these lead to muscle pain which makes it very difficult to do the daily activities. A person who has these diseases could be embarrassed by symptoms such as constipation, stool leakage and urine leakage.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Anatomy & Physiology Immune System Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or also called Lupus is an autoimmune disorder. Which means that the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, it may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other very important organs. This ultimately leads to chronic (long-term) inflammation. The severity of the disease varies, from mild cases only involving the skin to severe cases affecting multiple organs, including the brain. Lupus sufferers experience flares or intervals of active disease and
Addisonian crisis: If you have untreated Addison's disease, an addisonian crisis may be provoked by physical stress, such as an injury, infection or illness. Signs and Symptoms: * Muscle weakness and fatigue * Weight loss and decreased appetite * Darkening of your skin (hyperpigmentation) * Low blood pressure, even fainting * Salt