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“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to Challenging Patients
“What is this Stuff?” Prescribing to... Challenging Patients
Nursing Lecture
Added: 07/02/2018
Occasionally prescribers will encounter patients who, for a variety of reasons, do not adhere to or will challenge their medicine regime. This session unpacks some of the reasons this occurs and offer...s strategies and solutions.
ADHD: Current Understanding and Management
ADHD: Current Understanding and Manageme...nt
Nursing Lecture
Added: 25/07/2016
There is debate and controversy surrounding the use of medications for ADHD. In the US, one in 11 children is now diagnosed with the condition and many are medicated. Nurses caring for children with A...DHD are often faced with children who present with a physical problem or minor injury or fracture and need to know how to assist them and their families appropriately.
Diabetes at Night: The Highs and Lows
Diabetes at Night: The Highs and Lows
Nursing Lecture
Added: 23/03/2016
Diabetes at night - is it different to diabetes by day? ‘Nil by Mouth’ considerations; nocturnal incontinence; or falls due to poor eyesight may all affect a patient’s blood glucose level (BGL) ...during the night.
Nausea and Vomiting
Added: 05/04/2012
Nausea and vomiting commonly occur together, but they are distinct symptoms. Nausea has been defined as an unpleasant feeling in the back of the throat and stomach that may or
may not result in vomi...ting. Vomiting is a forceful contraction of the stomach muscles that causes the contents of the stomach to come up through the mouth. Separate assessment of these symptoms is often required to identify specific causal mechanisms and appropriate intervention strategies. This chapter discusses the common and distressing conditions of nausea and vomiting, which affects people with a range of advanced and progressive conditions. It explores the aetiology and pathophysiology of nausea and vomiting. This chapter also provides assessment tools and suggestions for interventions. It also offers a comprehensive reference list.
Strategies to Manage Pain in Palliative ...Care
Added: 05/04/2012
Pain is a deleterious symptom that frequently occurs at the end of life. The pain can often be severe, contributing to suffering and compromised quality of life. Uncontrolled pain has devastating cons...equences. Pain can interfere with function such as mobility, and can cause psychological distress. Unrelieved pain may also have a negative impact on a person’s survival. Fortunately, management of pain has become a priority for several organizations around the globe. The International Association for Hospice and Palliative Care (IAHPC) and the Worldwide Palliative Care Alliance (WPCA) declared palliative care and pain treatment as a human right. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) named 2009 the Global Year against Cancer Pain. Effective strategies are available to control pain in most people. However, comprehensive assessment and a variety of treatment strategies are necessary to achieve optimal pain control. This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Barriers to adequate pain management will be addressed, along with evidence- based guidelines and practice recommendations. Nurses are on the front line of a person’s care and often facilitate it across the illness trajectory; therefore, they are in an ideal position to assess, manage, and advocate for better pain control.
Pain Management in Palliative Care
Added: 27/07/2009
Nurses have a primary responsibility to recognise pain, to provide a comprehensive pain assessment and to participate in the overall pain management plan. Nurses should also act as advocates for pa...tients and families and reassure them that most pain can be adequately relieved. This chapter provides an overview of the assessment and management of pain at the end of life. Definitions of pain and barriers to adequate pain management are also addressed. Pain guidelines, developed internationally as a basis for evidence-based practice, are also discussed.
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