Professor Jules Angst, from the Zurich University Psychiatric Hospital, comments about the new classification defined by the DSM-5 on Bipolar disorders. He discusses the criteria to detect signs and symptoms of the condition, and reinforces the need for future investigations on this matter. Despite the author opinion about DSM-5 weaknesses, he describes the new criteria as a reliable source for an accurate diagnose. His point of view is a valuable source for understanding the new diagnostic manual for Bipolar disorder. The National Alliance on Mental Illness presents an overview of Bipolar Disorder, to support bipolar disorder patients and their families with information about symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment.
Grief Counseling for Pediatric Nurses I believe that pediatric nurses should have ready access to grief counseling and support groups in order to help them easily deal with the loss of patients. Pediatric nurses are not just expected to be a health care provider; they are also supposed to be a caring person who is able to make the scary environment of a hospital feel more like a home to these children. These individuals are around these children almost 24/7 and they do tend to get attached, but when that child is taken away from them, it is going to affect them both personally and in their work. Access to things such as grief counseling and support groups within the hospital setting will help pediatric nurses be able to go into a case more
We must provide support for him. According to Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2012) two tools which can be useful in assessing care giver strain are Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Caregiver Strain Index (CSI). Nursing diagnosis: Altered thought processes related to neuronal degeneration. Intervention: Provide appropriate cognitive enhancement techniques and safe social contact (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing 2012). Intervention: Monitor effectiveness and side effects of medications given to the patient in order to improve cognitive function or delay the decline (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
Alzheimer’s disease and the effects on family members Diana Gonzalez Community College of Aurora PSY 101-112 General Psychology I: SP17 3/8/2017 Introduction There have been studies that examine the effects of family members who are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease being good or bad. Some studies looked at how care givers are effected. They can be known to depress prior to or after death of the person diagnosed with the disease (Stroebe, Zech, Stroebe, & Abakoumkin, 2005). Other studies showed how the family member with Alzheimer’s and the care giver interaction with the physician is known to result to the caregiver had more interaction than the patient does (Fortinsky, 2001). Another study showed how a family members
Many of the patients go home after surgery and I may no longer have the ability to see if they had developed a surgical site infection. Conclusion I have learned from the study that there needs to be further research conducted with proper follow ups on all patients to determine what percentage of chlorhexidine solution would be best to use in the pre-op routine of patients to best protect against surgical site infections. It was noted in the study that quite a few participants had some sort of reaction to the chlorhexidine solution. The study did say there was reductions in chlorhexidine regimens versus regular soap and water pre-operative
Lifestyle modifications is the number one factor influencing the prognosis of a patient. If a patient follows the medication regimen prescribed, adheres to the recommended diet, quits smoking, and begins an exercise program their short and long term are good. When a patient does not adhere to the recommendations complications are likely to reoccur. Summary and Conclusion Summary In summary, a NSTEMI is a life-threatening complication that is preventable. By properly educating patients on the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and when to seek medical attention the prevalence of myocardial infarctions would likely decrease.
I was able to create better therapeutic communication skills, pick up on the patient’s ticks, learn how to assess for triggers, etc. I will use this in the future because I will come in contact with patients who suffer from a mental illness on any floor I work on. They may not as serious as some of the patients I worked with on this clinical rotation, however, it is still important, as a nurse, to recognize and address mental health issues with patients. I also learned just how important self-care for nurses is. It doesn’t take long for nurses to begin to feel burnt out and lose passion in what they do.
The potential positive social change implications of sedation management guidelines includes the development of an effective guide that nurses can use in the care of sedated patients and better patient outcomes. With the use of evidence-based practice guidelines, patients’ length of stay in the ICU, and the hospital as a whole, will be decreased, and the nursing practice in critical care will be enhanced with the use of evidence-based practice
If such a destructive disorder is not dealt with, the person's health will be diminished regardless of how their health is improved in other areas by nursing interventions. Therefore, it is important that nurses can assist patients in dealing with depression so that health is improved holistically. There are many evidence-based interventions nurses can use to alleviate
The contribution of motivational interviewing to nursing practice will also be discussed. Resist the Righting Reflex I believe that in many cases, health care workers possess a powerful desire to ‘fix’ people. This particular tactic can have a paradoxical effect and can prove to be problematic as it generally increases patient resistance and decreases the possibility of change (Rollnick et al., 2008). The manner in which I engaged with the patient in the clinical skills lab significantly influenced their personal motivation for change. In this case, the patient developed an alcohol dependency following the death of her child.
It is also important that I assess for any negative life events Ellen experienced. Ellen denied sexual or physical abuse in her past, however I would want to get a clearer picture of the emotional abuse she experienced from her parents, as well as any other prominent details that could be noteworthy in her case. Beidel, Frueh, & Hersen (2014) report that “stressful life events are correlated with slow recovery from depression” (p. 223). Considering how frequently Ellen has felt depressed over her life, assessment of her current and past stressors are crucial to assist in her bipolar II
These questions on the topic of how often Lovenox injections are required to be therapeutic versus how often heparin needs to be injected and the resulting patient satisfaction during the hospital stay. With the emphasis on patient satisfaction and the government guidelines for preventable hospital acquired problems, finding a solution to DVT prevention is important for nursing. One study by Arnold et al. (2010) directly compared the two drugs in question for this project and provided credible information to the development of an evidenced-based answer to the problem (Arnold et al., 2010). A second systematic review by Akl et al.