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How Do Aides Deal With The Agitation Of A Stroke Patient
Often inappropriatly: Agitation in a stroke pt may have many causes ranging in some uncommunicable physical discomfort to structural problems related to stroke damage.Very often medications are requested as primary intervention when in reality checking for simplemeasures such as repositioning , oain etc should be first searched for. ...Read more
Ventilated pneumonia patient needs antipsychotic med's before extubating. How to make med's work quicker than 2 wks? Agitation prevents extubation.
No definite answer: Many critically ill patients suffer from delirium. The exact cause of this ICU delirium is not understood, at times metabolic problems such as kidney or liver failure, or side effects from other medications play an important role, but sometimes no cause is identified. In that situation a number of drugs can be tried, including antipsychotics, but there is no definite evidence of any specific rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a patient is on massive drips of fentanyl ativan & propofol & still shows signs of agitation, hypetensive,?
Tolerance varies: Assume you are talking about a pt in ICU, who is receiving sedation to help tolerate being on a ventilator. Every pt is different--some need much more than others, depending on age, severity of disease, pain level, etc. Intensive care physicians are experts at managing sedation to optimize pt comfort and BP. Sometimes it can take time to reach an ideal balance of meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good chance!: Lorazepam can cause confusion which can cause agitation and sleeplessness (even though it is normally sedating). A good thing to stop using by a lot of people! But it has to be tapered slowly and carefully if a person has been on it for a long time or withdrawal can cause confusion, agitation, sleeplessness and seizures! The are other causes of confusion as well. See doc to sort out. ...Read more
Please can drugs be given to stroke patient to heal and repair the damaged nerves and other parts, and also so help recovering process?
Great value: A nurse presence in the home can provide support for feeding, dressing, cleaning, and other activities of daily living. Extremely helpful during the process of rehab, as many patients will be unable to take care of themselves a visiting nurse in the home setting can allow other family members to pursue their individual responsibilities. ...Read more
Find out why: Never assume that a stroke patient doesn't know what they talking about. If they say there is pain, assume there is and then get a description. Then investigate what is going on. If you can't do it (because pain problems in otherwise normal people are often difficult to resolve), take the patient to a doctor who often deals with stroke patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every 3 - 4 hours: Preventing bed sores is extremely important in a bedridden patient. Turning every 3 - 4 hours should suffice for most patients. Watch the sacrum and the heels, which are very susceptible. There are special beds available which can help as well. ...Read more
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