Saturday, June 10, 2023

The home health nurse visits a male client to provide wound care and finds the client lethargic and confused. His wife states he fell down the stairs 2 hours ago



The home health nurse visits a male client to provide wound care and finds the client lethargic and confused.

His wife states he fell down the stairs 2 hours ago. The nurse should.

  • A- Place a call to the client’s health care provider for instructions.
  • B- Send him to the emergency room for evaluation.
  • C- Reassure the client’s wife that the symptoms are transient.
  • D- Instruct the client’s wife to call the doctor if his symptoms become worse.

Answer: B:

Send him to the emergency room for evaluation
This client requires immediate evaluation.
A delay in treatment could result in further deterioration and harm.
Home care nurses must prioritize interventions based on assessment findings that are in the client’s best interest.

What would the nurse expect to see while assessing the growth of children?

What would the nurse expect to see while assessing the growth of children during their school-age years? School-age children gain about 5.5 pounds each year and increase about 2 inches in height.

What are 4 risk factors for hypertension?

What are the risk factors for hypertension? Modifiable risk factors include unhealthy diets (excessive salt consumption, a diet high in saturated fat and trans fats, low intake of fruits and vegetables), physical inactivity, consumption of tobacco and alcohol, and being overweight or obese.

What are 3 factors that decrease blood pressure?

Blood pressure decreases with decreased cardiac output, peripheral vascular resistance, volume of blood, viscosity of blood and elasticity of vessel walls.

What are 5 symptoms of high blood pressure?

Symptoms of High Blood Pressure:

  • Blurry or double vision.
  • Lightheadedness/Fainting.
  • Fatigue.
  • Headache.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Nosebleeds.
  • Shortness of breath.
  • Nausea and/or vomiting.

What are 4 factors that influence blood pressure and what effect do they have?

Risk Factors for High Blood Pressure (Hypertension):

  • Being overweight or obese.
  • Too much salt (sodium) in your diet.
  • Too little potassium in your diet.
  • Not being physically active.
  • Drinking too much alcohol.

What are 7 factors that can cause blood pressure to change?

If you have one of these conditions, you can take steps to manage it and lower your risk for high blood pressure.

  • Elevated Blood Pressure. ...
  • Diabetes. ...
  • Unhealthy Diet. ...
  • Physical Inactivity. ...
  • Obesity. ...
  • Too Much Alcohol. ...
  • Tobacco Use. ...
  • Genetics and Family History.

What are the 4 areas most commonly damaged by hypertension?

The heart, kidney, brain, and arterial blood vessels are prime targets of hypertensive damage. Uncontrolled hypertension accelerates the damage to these organs and results in eventual organ failure and cardiovascular death and disability.

What are the 4 primary risk factors of heart disease?

What health conditions increase the risk of heart disease?

  • High blood pressure. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. ...
  • Unhealthy blood cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance made by the liver or found in certain foods. ...
  • Diabetes mellitus. ...
  • Obesity.

What is the 4 stage of hypertension?

Stage Four of Hypertension:

Systolic is at 160 mm Hg or higher and diastolic is at 100 mm Hg or higher. At this point, a person's hypertension would be classified as severe. Due to this, they would most likely be recommended a two-drug therapy to try and bring their blood pressure down.

What are the 5 factors that determine the growth and development of children?

Five main factors identified in contributing to growth and developments at early childhood are nutrition, parent's behaviours, parenting, social and cultural practices, and environment.

What are the 3 most important things for children to do to ensure they grow up healthy and prevent overweight and obesity?

The most important strategies for preventing obesity are healthy eating behaviors, regular physical activity, and reduced sedentary activity (such as watching television and videotapes, and playing computer games).

What are the 5 stages of child growth and development?

The 5 Stages of Child Development are Newborn Development, Infant Development, Toddler Development, Preschooler Development, and School-Age Development.

When is stage 3 hypertension?

If your blood pressure is greater than 180/110 you are a stage 3 hypertensive. Dr. Moalemi explains the pre hypertension stage which is 130/85. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or less.

What causes stage 3 hypertension?

Stress-related habits such as eating more, using tobacco or drinking alcohol can lead to further increases in blood pressure. Certain chronic conditions. Kidney disease, diabetes and sleep apnea are some of the conditions that can lead to high blood pressure.