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Care plan and assignments
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Coarsework: Care Plan and Assignments Student name: September 20, 2012 Two care plans (Erikson development stages) Nursing Care Plan for Empyema Patient: Erikson: At Oral –sensory birth stage, patient learned to trust his human contacts. At musculo-anal stage, patient learns to self sufficient…
At young adult stage, patient is happily in a relationship and has many beneficial friends. Patient is a productive member of society. The elderly patient continues to make sense of one’s existence in the world. The patient finds he is an important contributor to the community. The patient despairs over some unaccomplished life objectives and goals (Shaffer, 2008). Etiology The causes of empyema (purulent pleural fluid) disease include viridians group of streptococci and diphtheroids associate with possible association to pneumonia. Pasteurella multocida also triggers the disease. Clostridium and Bacteroides trigger the Empyema ailment. Pneumocococcus, staphylococcus and betahemolytic streptococci are common culprits of empyema onset (Fisher, 2004). Nursing Diagnosis: There is occurrence of malfunction in the patient’s exhaling carbon dioxide and inhaling oxygen. There is presence of airway blocking. Likewise there is an increase in the amount of secretions. The patient is in a state of bronchial spasm (http://nursesnanda.blogspot.com/). Objectives: To ascertain the level of breathing of the patient and type of ailment. Ascertain patient’s vital signs. To learn how to alleviate the patient’s current breathing difficulty. To determine if patient needs oxygen tank to relieve breathing problem. To determine urgency of the nurse contacting the doctor for additional medical instructions. ...
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