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Written by ncp nursing care plan on May 20th, 2012
DEMENTIA OF THE ALZHEIMER’S TYPE/VASCULAR DEMENTIA I. Pathophysiology a. Cognitive disorder characterized by impaired memory, language, thinking, and perception b. Dementia of the Alzheimer’s type (DAT) (Hausman, 2006; Nelson-Marsh, 2005) i. Characterized by structural and chemical changes in the brain, causing a steady and global decline in function ii. Degenerative process occurring primarily in the cells located at the base ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on May 20th, 2012
PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CARE I. Mind-Body-Spirit Connection a. When a physiological response occurs, there is a corresponding psychological response (Anandarajah & Hight, 2001). i. Emotional instability associated with steroid therapy or Cushing’s syndrome ii. Irritability of hypoglycemia iii. Anxiety associated with impaired oxygenation b. Emotional response during illness is of extreme importance. i. The stress of illness is well recognized; however, ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 25th, 2012
I. Purpose a. Definitive treatment for advanced, irreversibly damaged joints with loss of function and unremitting pain b. Commom conditions: degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis (RA); selected fractures, such as with hip and femoral neck; joint instability; congenital hip disorders; avascular necrosis II. Procedures a. Performed on any joint except the spine, with hip and knee replacements the most ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 25th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology—Partial or complete detachment of body part with residual extremity covered with well-vascularized muscle and skin, although reattachment surgery may be possible for fingers, hands, and arms a. Primarily two types of amputations i. Open or provisional: requires subsequent revisions ii. Closed or flap: all surgical revision is performed and the wound closed in one procedure b. ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 25th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology a. Discontinuity or break in a bone b. May be associated with serious injury to nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and/or organs c. More than 150 fracture classifications with five major types: incomplete, complete, closed, open, and pathologic II. Etiology a. Common causes: trauma, including abuse; overuse injury; osteoporosis; bone tumors; infections b. Severity of fracture increases with ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 25th, 2012
I. Purpose a. Removal of breast tissue due to presence of malignant or cancerous tumor changes b. Surgical procedures: dependent on tumor type, size, and location as well as clinical characteristics or staging i. Breast-conserving therapy ii. Lumpectomy iii. Partial or segmental mastectomy iv. Lymph node surgery v. Mastectomy (Mayo Clinic, 2007) 1. Simple or total 2. Modified radical 3. Radical 4. Skin-sparing ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 25th, 2012
I. Indications—surgical removal of the uterus a. Malignancies: 11% of hysterectomies b. Nonmalignant conditions, such as endometriosis, fibroid tumors; pelvic relaxation with uterine prolapse that leads to disabling levels of pain, discomfort, uterine bleeding, emotional stress c. Life-threatening bleeding or hemorrhaging, such as obstetric or traumatic complication; irreparable rupture of the uterus d. Treatment of intractable pelvic infection II. Procedures a. ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 19th, 2012
I. Pathophysiology: malignant disorder of the blood and bone marrow characterized by the uncontrolled accumulation of white blood cells (WBCs) a. Blood cells originate primarily in the marrow of bones, such as the sternum, iliac crest, and cranium, and begin as immature cells (blasts or stem cells) that differentiate and mature into red blood cells (RBCs), ...
Written by ncp nursing care plan on April 2nd, 2012
I. Pathophysiology a. Abnormal formation or conduction of the electrical impulses within the heart i. Bradyarrhythmias: decreased intrinsic pacemaker function or block in conduction, often at atrioventricular (AV) junction or His-Purkinje system ii. Tachyarrhythmias: caused by reentry, often due to enhanced or abnormal automaticity b. Causes abnormalities of the heart rate, rhythm, or both c. Change in conduction may ...

Source Credits: Nursing Care Planning Guides: For Adults in Acute, Extended and Home Care Settings by S. P. Ulrich and S. W. Canale BSN MSN / Nursing Care Plans by M. Doenges MF Moorehouse Alice Murr