Analyze physiological and psychological responses to illness and treatment modalities Patient 1 – A 52 year old female patient with a long-standing history of COPD and heart failure is being seen for recent onset of headache, muscle cramps, bilateral lower extremity edema, and nervousness.
Identify and select appropriate interventions including diagnostic tests and nursing interventionsAnalyze physiological and psychological responses to illness and treatment modalities Patient 1 – A 52 year old female patient with a long-standing history of COPD and heart failure is being seen for recent onset of headache, muscle cramps, bilateral lower extremity edema, and nervousness. She also reports a 5-day history of watery diarrhea. Her medications include diuretics and long-acting and short-acting beta-2 agonists. The results of a Basic Metabolic Profile (BMP) reveal abnormally low serum sodium, potassium, and chloride levels. Her anion gap is normal.a. Describe the relationship of sodium and potassium in the ICF and ECF.b. Identify the acid-base imbalances for which this patient is at risk and why she is at risk for them.b. Define ”anion gap” and the significance of the anion gap being normal in this patient. Patient 2-You are asked to see a 20 year old woman who has white blood cells present in her urinalysis results. How would you determine whether she has cystitis or pyelonephritis?a. Differentiate between cystitis and pyelonephritis. Consider history, possible presenting symptoms, and urinalysis results,.b. Provide specific patient education for this patient regarding possible treatments and behaviors to prevent this condition in the future.Mini Case Study Assignment Grading Criteria
Discuss the term chronic diarrhea. How does this differ from an individual who has diarrhea as a side effect from medication or as a result of a gastrointestinal infection? What would be the physical and psychosocial health problems associated for a patient experiencing chronic diarrhea? Present one physical and one psychosocial nursing diagnosis that would pertain to a person experiencing chronic diarrhea. How can the professional nurse assist the person with these nursing diagnoses? Discuss whether the relief from chronic diarrhea is a realistic goal.
Submit a paper describing a client, family member, or other individual you know who has a degenerative cognitive disorder. Possible conditions include Vascular dementia, Lewy Body disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, AIDS-related dementia and delirium, among others. Include at least two APA citations from sources that provide information for this paper:
Introduce the person with a brief social and medical history. What were the events leading up to the diagnosis? How did the person find out about the condition?
Describe the disorder. What are the risk factors for the disorder?
How is the condition diagnosed? Include any cognitive assessments, lab tests, or other medical exams.
Describe treatment options. These may include psychotherapy, pharmacotherapy, environmental adaptations, nursing interventions, and referrals to support groups.
Conclude with an update about the person you chose to discuss. Is this a reversible, treatable condition or an irreversible condition? What was the outcome?
You may choose your material from the textbook or from other sources.
It is expected that this essay will be 2-3 pages in length (not including the title page), double-spaced. Your paper should include an introduction and conclusion and proper APA citations from any source material you use, including your text.