Category Archives: Health

TYPES OF GASTROENTERITIS/PERSONAL HYGIENE AND NURSING MANAGEMENT

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY According to Walsh & Crumble, (2012), the organism invades the enterocytes in the villus epithelium through foods and multiplies rapidly, altering the body’s immune system response to infection resulting in inflammatory reactions. The infection then results in transudation of fluids into the intestinal lumen and the bowel reacts to the infections with hypermotility producing… Read More »

TERMINATION OF CARE GIVEN AND CONCLUSION

AMENDMENT OF NURSING CARE PLAN FOR PARTIALLY MET OR UNMET OUTCOME CRITERIA Upon careful evaluation of the nursing care rendered to Mrs. Akosua Naa and her family, all goals and objectives set were fully met. Therefore, there was no need for amendment of any of the objectives set during the care of the patient TERMINATION… Read More »

EVALUATION OF CARE GIVEN AND STATEMENT OF EVALUATION

REVIEW OF MISS AKOSUA NAA On Thursday, the 21st of January 2010 was the review date for Miss Akosua Naa. She came into the company of her mother. They arrived at consulting room 9 at KomfoAnokye Teaching hospital around 9:00 am. I assisted them to collect her folder and by 9:40 am it was their… Read More »

PREPARATION OF PATIENT/FAMILY FOR DISCHARGE AND REHABILITATION

SECOND WEEK OF ADMISSION When I reached the ward in the morning of the second week of admission, the client had already catered for her personal hygiene. Routine care was rendered, breakfast served, medication given and vital signs checked and recorded. At the time of ward rounds, the client has no complaints, the wound site… Read More »

THIRD DAY OF ADMISSION AND FIRST DAY OF OPERATION

THIRD DAY OF ADMISSION AND FIRST DAY OF OPERATION (06-05-10) This was the first day postoperatively, the client’s general condition was stable and looked a bit cheerful than the previous day. She was reassured that with good nursing and medical intervention she will recover fully like the other healthy ward mates.   The client was… Read More »

CHAPTER 4: SECOND DAY OF ADMISSION AND DAY OF OPERATION

SECOND DAY OF ADMISSION AND DAY OF OPERATION (05-01-10) Based on the results of the various investigations, it was ordered by a senior doctor on review to prepare the client for urgent surgery (laparotomy). The client and family were informed about it and they were reassured. This gave the opportunity for the client and family… Read More »

DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION AND NURSING MANAGEMENT

DIAGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION   Blood for culture reveals Salmonella Typhi in different specimens and different weeks.                          1st week in blood 2nd week in stool   3rd week in urine Haematologic abnormalities and antibodies titers reveal typhoid fever Widal test measures titers of antibodies formed against typhoid bacilli Leucocytosis History, signs, and symptoms     MEDICAL/SURGICAL/NURSING… Read More »

CHAPTER1:  ASSESSMENT OF PATIENT AND FAMILY STUDY

ASSESSMENT OF PATIENT/FAMILY Assessment involves the systematic collection of data about the client’s health status, which can be obtained from the client’s relatives, friends, and the client`s folder. The data gathered is used to make nursing diagnoses and plan care to solve client problems. The data was collected through observations, investigations such as laboratory information,… Read More »