Examples Of Reflective Account In Nursing

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Introduction: Client My patient, MG was a 72-year-old female who came to the emergency department because of a fall in her bathroom. Her admitting diagnosis was a right hip fracture. Other concurrent health challenges she had were: hypertension (HTN), high cholesterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). MG was a full code status with no known food or drug allergies. They surgery she had undergone was a right hip cannulated screw. My patient contributed in care and believed that partaking as much as possible will get her healthy and home sooner. Also, she believed in independence and doing things on her own if capable. After working with MG, I attained a great amount of knowledge in knowing: the …show more content…

Alongside, knowing about their hobbies and interest can also contribute in providing great care as such things could brighten the patient’s mood and reduce anxiety. I asked my patient if there were any hobbies or activities that she enjoys. The patient stated. “I enjoy doing a lot of things to pass time, such as knitting, reading books, and going for little walks”. On my shift, I tried to take my patient for a walk around the nursing station at least two times since she loved walking at home. She wants to build the confidence and energy to continue doing the things she loves, rather than laying in a hospital bed every other month. She also wants to get back to knitting on her comfy couch that she mentioned a few times during my …show more content…

Her concurrent health challenges were hypertension (HTN), high cholesterol, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic kidney disease (CKD). Her concurrent health challenges could have impacted her admitting health challenge because the health challenges could have led to weakness which aiding in her falling while walking to the bathroom. HTN is a sustained elevation of blood pressure over more than one reading, with systolic being equal to or greater than 140 mm Hg, and diastolic being equal or greater than 90 mm Hg (Lewis, Dirksen, Heitkemper, Bucher, Camera, 2014). Although signs and symptoms of hypertension are not visible, elevated blood pressure is noticed and possible headaches in life threatening situations (Potter, Perry, Stockert, & Hall, 2014). My patient had presented with elevated blood pressure levels, but was controlled with drug therapy throughout the day. Hypertension puts patients at high risk for cardiovascular diseases. Although medications will lower blood pressure, they will not cure it. Lifestyle changes such as diets low in sodium combined with exercise will help cope with and treat the disease (Lewis et all.,

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