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.
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.
The other cause of pressure sores is friction. When the skin is dragged across a rough surface i.e. bedding or mattress, the epidermis (skin layer) is rubbed away, resulting in a pressure sore formation. Pressure sores can be formed on any part of the body but some parts are more common. These include the heels, toes, knees, buttocks, shoulders, elbows and ears.
Failure of one chamber causes reciprocal changes in the opposite chamber; Weakness and fatigue; Poor feeding, resulting in weight loss; Developmental delays; Irritability; Pallor and cyanosis; Dyspnea, tachypnea, orthopnea, wheezing, cough, weak cry, grunting, mild cyanosis and coastal retractions; Tachycardia; Hepatomegaly; Weight gain from edema, ascites and pleural effusion; Distended neck and peripheral veins; Sweating Nursing Diagnosis: Activity intolerance r/t generalized weakness; imbalance between oxygen supply and demand Goal: Participates in prescribed physical activity with appropriate increases in heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing rate Nursing Interventions and
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.
3. How does damage to the PNS affect the body? c. Some may experience temporary numbness, tingling, and pricking sensations, sensitivity to touch, or muscle weakness. Pthers may suffer from more extreme symptoms including, burning pain, muscle wasting, paralysis, or organ or gland dysfunction, people may become unable to digest food easily, maintain safe levels of blood pressure, sweat normally, or experience normal sexual function. In the most extreme cases, breathing may become difficult or organ failure may occur.
Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis is a crippling condition that often prevents people from working within five to ten years of diagnosis. Osteoarthritis Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis that is characterized by a gradual loss of cartilage in the joints. Cartilage is tough tissue that provides cushioning between the bones that make up the joints. Loss of this protective cushion often results in bone spurs and cysts and allows bones to rub on each other, which is extremely painful. The affected joints are usually “load-bearing” joints located in the knees, hands, hips, feet, and spine, although the condition often starts in a single joint.
3.) Not storing or handling, food correctly could cause bacteria to grow which could cause food to turn mouldy, Also not cooking food correctly could cause bacteria and infections like E-coli or salmonella this could cause illness to people if consumed. Potential Accidents 1.) A patient spilling a hot drink onto their selves could cause an accidental injury such as scalding or burning, this could cause the patient a lot of pain and discomfort and this would then need treatment. 2.)
Crohn’s also causes small sores or ulcers on the surface of the intestines that eventually penetrate into the intestinal walls. Reduced appetite is due to the abdominal pain and cramping and weight loss is contributed to the inability to digest and absorb