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What is a nursing diagnosis for chf?

What is a nursing diagnosis for chf?

Edema,sob,weakness: Although, this could be caused by other diseases, CHF is the first thing that should come to your mind if you have a patient with increasing leg edema and shortness of breath and crackles in the lungs with congested neck veins. These patients need prompt medical attention including diuresis, salt and fluid restriction, and work up for the reason for the development of chf. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...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 the medicine a senior woman would receive for a psychosis diagnosis?

What is the medicine a senior woman would receive for a psychosis diagnosis?

Depends: Psychosis can be caused by many things. Tfor example, depression can cause psychosis, dementia can do it, and other psychiatric conditions. Treatment should be tailored to the cause of the psychosis. In general, newer generation antipsychotics are preferred, such as quietiapine. ...Read more

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What is a pulmo aide and why is it used for COPD patients?

What is a pulmo aide and why is it used for COPD patients?

Nebulizer: Pulmoaide is a nebulizer. Nebulizers are often used in COPD to deliver medications such as bronchodilators into the lung by inhalation. ...Read more

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What is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration?

What is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration?

A/N/V/dizziness: If i understand question correctly, the nursing diagnosis should mainly address the actual signs and symptoms. So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for ms?

What is a good medication for ms?

SEVERAL CHOICES: If you have relapsing-remitting form, many meds are available. Many ms specialists are now recommending using the most potent drugs available, especially in first few years. Tysabri, (natalizumab) followed by gilenya, and possibly bg-12 (not yet available) might be good items. Copaxone if a young women who wants kids, but not very potent. Vitamin d-3 supplements are crucial in some. See ms specialist. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

What is a good treatment for hyperthyroidism?

Radioactive IODINE: Hperthyroidism is treated with Beta blocker like proparanol to slow down the heart rate and tremors Antithyroid Medications like Propylthiouracil and Mithimazole.are used in patients with sustained form of Hyperthyroidism like Graves Disease or Toxic Nodular Goiter.These dugs can have side effects like rash,itching,fever &liver problems Radiactive Iodine is most widely used and permanent therapy ...Read more

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What is a nursing diagnosis for sternal wound infection?

What is a nursing diagnosis for sternal wound infection?

See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

What is a home treatment for a teenager with bronchiolitis?

Bronchiolitis: is generally considered an illness of very small children. Do you perhaps mean bronchitis? Treatment is supportive (pain control, rest, increased fluids, mucolytics such as guaifenesin) with or without oral antibiotics and bronchodilators (Rx medications). ...Read more

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What is a priorty for a patient who is diabetic and pregnant--mom or baby?

What is a priorty for a patient who is diabetic and pregnant--mom or baby?

Both: The mom and baby are both important. That's why high risk obstetricians are called maternal-fetal medicine specialists. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for cachexia for a patient on a feeding tube?

Is there any treatment for cachexia for a patient on a feeding tube?

None: Currently, there are no accepted drugs to treat cachexia.I would recommend strict medical compliance and lots of prayers.There are extensive investigations underway. ...Read more

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What is the appropriate diet for a dialysis patient?

What is the appropriate diet for a dialysis patient?

Dialysis diet: Patients on dialysis need to have diet that are special to them. If they are not diabetic, the usual diet is a two gram sodium, 2 gram potassium and 80 gram protein diet. If they are diabetic, they may be on a 1800-2200 calorie ADA diet, as another restriction. Speak to the dietitian at the patient's dialysis center for more specific information. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is a possible treatment for asthma?

What is a possible treatment for asthma?

Various: There are various categories and brands. Not possible to describe all here. There are preventive medications and rescue medications. ...Read more

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What is a possible treatment for asthma?

What is a possible treatment for asthma?

Various: There are various categories and brands. Not possible to describe all here. There are preventive medications and rescue medications. ...Read more

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What is a vasodilatation drug for chf?

What is a vasodilatation drug for chf?

Many: Lisinopril is a good and inexpensive one, but there are many on the market in several different classes. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for fibromyalgia ?

What is a good treatment for fibromyalgia ?

Varies widely: Treatments for fibromyalgia (FM) vary. FM is a multifactorial disorder with different mechanisms of soft tissue injuries evolving in different FM sufferers. Therefore, treatments need to be multimodal & customized to each person. Efficacious treatments include FDA appoved meds for FM, aquatherapy, gentle yoga, massage, topical & ingested cannabis, Vitamin D, & mindfulness therapies. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Congestive Heart Failure (Definition)

Otherwise known simply as heart failure, is a condition in which the heart muscle is weakened. It may be receiving inadequate blood flow, its valves might be malfunctioning or the heart muscle might have thickened or stiffened. As a result, the heart, which is a pump, cannot supply the body with ...Read more