FIRST HOME VISIT/ SECOND HOME VISIT AND THIRD HOME VISIT

FIRST HOME VISIT /FOLLOW UP /CONTIUITY OF CARE. Home visit (Offei, 2014) is the act of visiting the patient and his family in their own home by a member of the health team to supervise the health of the patient and family. This enables the nurse to assess the actual home situation of patient. It… Read More »

PATIENT SIXTH DAY ON ADMISSION

PATIENT SIXTH DAY ON ADMISSION (10TH NOVEMBER,2019) /DAY OF DISCHARGE Patient passed the night well and at exactly 6:50am, she woke up from bed. She maintained her personal hygiene. Bed linen was straightened to ensure patient was comfortable. Fasting blood sugar was checked and recorded as 6.4mmol/L and her due medication was administered before meals.… Read More »

PATIENT THIRD DAY ON ADMISSION TO PATIENT FIFTH DAY ON ADMISSION

PATIENT THIRD DAY ON ADMISSION (7TH NOVEMBER,2019) Madam A.A slept well last night, she woke up at 5:00am her personal hygiene was maintained with little assistance. At 6am, her fasting blood sugar was checked and recorded as 11.8mmol/L. She took porridge and bread for breakfast and her due medication served. She was later seen and… Read More »

PATIENT SECOND DAY ON ADMISSION

PATIENT SECOND DAY ON ADMISSION (6TH NOVEMBER, 2019) Madam A.A woke up at 6:30am and complained about an interrupted sleep during the night though headache had subsided. She maintained her personal hygiene with little assistance. Her bed linens were changed and her fasting blood sugar level was checked at 6am and recorded as 17mmol/L. She… Read More »

PATIENT FIRST DAY ON ADMISSION

PATIENT FIRST DAY ON ADMISSION (5/11/19) When madam A.A woke up in the morning, she complained about discomforts during her period of sleep and stated that she experienced headache and because of her excessive urination she was forced out of bed always to go to the washroom. Quickly, I got her a urine container and… Read More »

PLANNING FOR PATIENT AND FAMILY CARE

CHAPTER THREE PLANNING FOR PATIENT AND FAMILY CARE This is an organized plan of action (nursing care plan) design by the nurse to enable her give individualized nursing care to patient. For the care to be effective, patient and family must be involved in the planning. The following are the objectives and outcome criteria set… Read More »

CHAPTER TWO: PATIENT HEALTH PROBLEMS

CHAPTER TWO ANALYSIS OF DATA With the nursing process, analysis of data comes second, and involves a thorough study of the data collected during assessment in order to identify the patient’s capacity and actual or potential problems so that nursing care can be planned accordingly. It also comprises comparison of data with standard, patient/family strengths,… Read More »

SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT AND EATING PATTERNS

ALBERSTIENS REGIME: This is a type of regime used to stabilize an uncontrolled Diabetic crisis. In this a unit of insulin is added to an infusion every hour and the patient’s blood sugar level is monitored hourly till the condition is stabilized. SUPPORTIVE TREATMENT DIET: – According to Blarney (1998), management of diabetes mellitus is… Read More »

DAIGNOSTIC INVESTIGATION OF DIABETES MELLITUS

TYPE 2 People with type 2 diabetes may not have symptoms for years or decades before they care diagnosed. Eventually, there is extreme fatigue, likely to develop blurred vision, and may become dehydrated. Sometimes during the early stages of disease Diabetes, the blood sugar is abnormally low, a condition called Hypoglycemia. Because people do not… Read More »

CLINICAL FEATURES OF DIABETES MELLITUS

TYPES OF DIABETES MELITUS According to Bare et al (2004) there are several types of diabetes mellitus, they may differ in cause, clinical course and treatment. Approximately 5% to 10% of people with diabetes have type 1 diabetes in which the insulin producing pancreatic beta cells are destroyed by an autoimmune process. As a result,… Read More »