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Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Acute respiratory : ARDS stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome. ...Read more

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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

A brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older ...Read more


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What is mental alternation test for dementia in a 65 year old patient?

What is mental alternation test for dementia in a 65 year old patient?

See below: Physicians are trained various methods neuropsychological battery testing. Some methods are for screening and other are diagnostic purpose. To diagnose truly dementia, it is based on the clinical judgment, reliable information from the loved one, the current enviromental setting, medications and laboratory studies. ...Read more

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Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www.Medicare.Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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What is the nursing diagnosis for encephalopathy?

What is the nursing diagnosis for encephalopathy?

GENERIC TERM: The meaning is nonspecific and refers to brain (encephalo), pathology (pathy). That is any brain abnormality which might be diffuse, could be labeled with term. Does not imply any causation or actual underlying diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ideas? What nursing diagnosis is appropriate for hemopneumothorax?

Ideas? What nursing diagnosis is appropriate for hemopneumothorax?

Hemopneumothorax: That is the diagnosis; usually results from penetrating or blunt trauma. Evacuating air & blood is priority after ABC stabilization. Pain control is an important nursing consideration. If a result of assault or intoxication, social service/psych involvement is helpful. ...Read more

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What is appropriate behavior for support workers for the disabled?

What is appropriate behavior for support workers for the disabled?

Many behaviors.: Support workers for the disabled, rehabing, or elderly should at the very least be compassionate individuals who show respect for those in their care. They should be accessible by family members, and have good communication skills. Look for someone who is on time, respectful, careful with medications. Ask for references, and do background checks. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Geriatrics md: how could daughter sign mom up for nursing home without consent and then deny medical sibling access to info?

Need a bit more info: What state are we talking about? Does daughter have durable power of attorney? What do you mean when you say "medical sibling"? The best thing may be for you to discuss this with a lawyer who deals with these issues on a regular basis. ...Read more

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Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?

Palliative care question: good reference guideline for end-stage COPD clinical/functional markers for poor response to CPR, and should recommend DNR?

COPD and DNR: I recommend going to uptodate and review what their recommendations are. This is the best source of good medical information I have found. When you read the sections on these issues you can also click on the reference to see the cited reference. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe for dementia patients? No bad effects for dementia patients?

Is melatonin safe for dementia patients? No bad effects for dementia patients?

Yes: Latest published studies showed that alzheimer's patients lack melatomin related metabolism in the body resulting sundowning effect. With the introduction of taking melatonin at bedtime reduces the severity of sundowning and sleeping related behavioral issues but does not completely resolve... ...Read more

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Is vitamin D3 effective for someone diagnosed with alzheimers?

Is vitamin D3 effective for someone diagnosed with alzheimers?

No: There is no evidence that vitamin is helpful in preventing or treating the core symptoms of alzheimer's disease. ...Read more

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Nursing diagnosis list for children with rheumattoid arthritis?

Nursing diagnosis list for children with rheumattoid arthritis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself & acquire the answers from the texts & sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work & gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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What is a reliable website for researching general medical information for patients and their families?

Medlineplus.gov: Medline Plus is a very reliable site managed by the National Institutes of Health. It is full of reliable information on almost any medical topic, and has many links to other reliable medical organizations' information, all searchable and organized by topic. ...Read more

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Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Is there any provision for free residential care for elderly people with mental illness?

Chck medicaid: Check with your sate medicaid program if this patient is eligible, some states have home aid service. ...Read more

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Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Searching for health care coverage answers on pt and aide reimburesment for elderly person?

Medicare?: Medicare will pay for physical therapy with a doctors prescription and a diagnosis requiring pt. Mc does not pay for unskilled home care services like home health aides. Medicaid does pay for hha and othe non skilled home care needs. ...Read more

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Is acyclovir recommended for a 94 year patient with vascular dementia?

Is acyclovir recommended for a 94 year patient with vascular dementia?

Unclear reason: Acyclovir is employed for viral infections, and may well control and reverse these, and a comorbidity such as dementia would not necessarily be a contra-indication. However, there could be drug interactions. You need to thoroughly discuss these issues with the doctor who is involved in care. ...Read more

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What is a good at-home risk assesment for children for developmental delays?

What is a good at-home risk assesment for children for developmental delays?

MCHAT: The mchat is a good at home screening tool for autism https://m-chat.Org (many pediatricians use it in the office as well) also healthychildren.Org click on the ages and stages tab. Normal milestones are listed for 1 to 3 months, 4 - 7 months etc. ...Read more