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Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Horrors, DTs or the Shakes
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome, aka The Hor...rors, DTs or the Shakes
Nursing Lecture
Added: 09/05/2018
The effects of heavy alcohol consumption may have an effect on the central nervous system (CNS). This session looks at this potentially lethal condition of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS), also know...n as delirium tremens or the ‘DTs’.
Stimulus and Stress
eChapter
Added: 30/07/2009
This chapter addresses the importance of stress and coping in caring for older people with dementia. It maintains that stress is a normal phenomenon in our lives and that stress is useful and necess...ary for everyday functioning. On the other hand, it also emphasises that too much stress becomes distress and that distress can arise when copping skills are not effective. Coping strategies require intact memory and cognition to solve problems and recall effective past strategies. Dementia alters cognition and memory. Therefore, the potential to cope is reduced. Families and friends are important and essential sources of information for caregivers to learn about the patterns of stress response of the older person and observation by caregivers will enable a better understanding of the patterns of stress response of the older person with dementia. Care planning should consider the stress-response patterns of the person receiving care.
The Biomedical Bases of Dementia
eChapter
Added: 30/07/2009
For present purposes, dementia results from one form or another of deterioration in the tissue of the brain. Its accurate diagnosis is vital because some forms of dementia are reversible and hence c...an be 'cured'. An understanding of the biomedical problems is also vital for carers in helping them to understand the needs and problems of those for whom they are caring. This chapter will describe the various conditions that give rise to dementia and detail the implications of each.
Nutrition as a Complementary Therapy
eChapter
Added: 31/05/2009
Nutrition is often overlooked in health care and viewed as a non-scientific modality. The aim of this chapter is to demonstrate that nutrition does have a scientific base and is worthy of implementati...on in the prevention and treatment of disease, even in today’s technological age. The chapter will provide health practitioners with a basic understanding of nutrition and the role it plays in health and disease. Nurses are often the first port of call in relation to health advice and the information in this chapter will help them enlighten those with whom they come into contact.
Headaches
eChapter
Added: 26/05/2009
Headaches are common among children. Approximately 40% of children have a significant headache by the age of 7 years, and approximately 75% have one by the age of 15 years. Most headaches are not seri...ous. However, some are caused by a significant medical problem, and a small proportion will be due to life-threatening conditions. This chapter examines some of the more common types of headaches and lists their causes.
Head Injuries
eChapter
Added: 26/05/2009
Most parents and carers are understandably worried if a child suffers an injury to the head. However, they can be reassured that minor injuries to the head are common in childhood, and that the overwh...elming majority are not serious. The problem is to know how to recognise the more serious head injuries from among the everyday events that have no significant consequences. This chapter provides guidance to parents and carers in evaluating head injuries and deciding when to seek medical assistance. The chapter discusses head injuries, and pays special attention to the topics of serious head injuries and concussion, and their immediate and ongoing management.
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