She is tachypneic and tachycardic. We know that she has a history of diabetes and hypertension for which she takes metformin and hydrochlorothiazide and has recently also started lisinopril. In the scenario, though Mrs. Baker is alert upon arrival, the RN is only able to ask a few questions before she becomes unconscious and has further difficulty breathing. A Reflection of My Analysis of the Patient The scenario presented is uncommon in some ways. Often in the real world situations like this, the patients presents exactly the same, however it is a rare treat to already know how they had been acting prior to collapsing and the exact medications they are taking.
The nurse observes that the patient has a shuffling gait and tremors and is drooling. The nurse will ask the patient’s provider about which course of action? a.|Administering a direct dopamine antagonist| b.|Giving an anticholinergic medication| c.|Increasing the dose of the antipsychotic drug| d.|Stopping the antipsychotic drug| ____ 3. A patient is taking an FGA for schizophrenia. The nurse notes that the patient has trouble speaking and chewing and observes slow, wormlike movements of the patient’s tongue.
Women who take this pill guard from a surgical abortion which is much more uncomfortable. Statistics tell us that “between the years of 1994 and 1995 96% of the women who took the pill would recommend it to others; 91% would choose to use it again; 88% found it effective and satisfactory” (Meier 1). Women are prone to feel much more personal safety due to it being less invasive than the surgical procedure. Women who choose to take this pill can avoid trauma and anti-abortion protestors for the matter because it can be done by their own private physician where it is legal. Being free of emotional and physical invasion has made easier for women to want to take it again even after failing the first time (fraser
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) are used to treat arthritis and pleurisy. Costicosteroids creams used to treat skin rashes, an anti-malaria drug called Plaquenil and low dose corticosteroids are sometimes used for skin and arthritis symptoms. This auto-immune disease can affect almost every organ in the body causing a variety of health complications. Another interest surrounding the issue of treating lupus is diet. No processed sugars and other high glycemic starches because they increase inflammation.
It develops as pulmonary hypertension exerts chronic pressure overload in the right ventricle. (Huether, 2012). Some clinical manifestations can be fatigue, chest discomfort, tachypnea, and dyspnea (particularly with exercise). The goal of treatment is to decrease the workload of the right ventricle by lowering pulmonary artery pressure and educating the patient. References Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
An ACE inhibitor medication inhibits the enzyme that allows this conversion to occur, and therefore, decreases blood pressure. Nursing responsibilities prior to administration: Monitor BP and potassium level (for hyperkalemia). A persistent cough is a common side effect of ACE inhibitors. Angioedema is a rare, but serious side effect. Do not use during pregnancy!
Understanding Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematous) Takeia Foxx December 4th, 2012 EDU 100 Ms. O Lupus also called Systemic Lupus Erythematous, or SLE may not have a cure, but it’s a highly treatable condition. People who are affected by Lupus go through many complications on an everyday basis. Not only, do the patients feel pain and the family suffer as well. Lupus can be very detrimental to one’s health. Lupus medications can help lower long-term risk and keep symptoms under control.
LDL (the bad kind) and HDL (the good kind). Too much LDL in ones diet can lead to clotting of the bloodstream, which in turn, causes a heart attack. Luckily it's a risk that can be controlled. By eating foods lower in fat and cholesterol, one can lower the LDL levels in their body. People who have exceptionally high levels of LDL cholesterol may want to talk to a doctor about a prescription
Doctors can recognize Cystic Fibrosis by testing the salt content of the sweat; it is much higher in people with the disease. A chest X-ray and tests of the lung function will usually be undertaken. If chest infections occur frequently, a sample of sputum (phlegm) will be analyzed for the presence of bacteria. When Cystic Fibrosis is detected the patient has many treatment options. The overall aims of treatments are to treat infections, keep the lungs clean and free of sputum, maintain adequate nutrition, and to improve
The Supreme Court legalized abortion in the United States during 1973 with the court case Roe v. Wade (Saad 1). Many women choose to have abortions because of medical necessities. For example a woman with diabeties can develop a codition called hyperemesis gravidarum, this disease threatens heart failure. The only way to cure it is abortion (International Encyclopedia of Marriage and Family 3). Most people agree with keeping abortions leagalized during the first trimester because of the health of the mother or the health of the unborn child (Saad 1).