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First, she is overage. The risks of complications in pregnancy increase with age. Mrs. K is already past the safe age of 35 years. Secondly, she is obese. This complicates further her pregnancy due to the risks of conditions such as hypertension. In fact, she has already developed gestational diabetes and has to depend on insulin. It is also worth noting that her social history does not adequately support her health needs. This is clearly demonstrated by her inability to afford insulin, glucometer and glucometer strips. Besides, she cannot effectively maintain adequate bed-rest prescribed.
Currently, the patient is out of hospital. She has been monitored for 37 weeks at what time her cerclage is released and delivery conducted. She delivers a six-pound, two-ounce baby spontaneously without many problems. The puerperium is normal with the mother and child discharged home after only 48 hours after delivery in good condition. The management has successfully controlled not only the risk of pregnancy but also helped retain the mothers’ hobby, knitting. This assists the mother to save money on the baby’s blanket and also keep her busy and away from junk foods.
The patient is diabetic and obese. She has to depend on insulin injections to control her blood sugars. She also has a bad obstetric history, having lost seven of her last pregnancies. She has only one surviving child, 18 years old.
She has had cramping and false signs of pregnancy which could be the cause of previous loss of pregnancy. For this, she requires close monitoring in a high-risk obstetric clinic to ensure that this pregnancy matures to term. During the early third trimester, the patient was diagnosed with urinary tract infection and placed on antibiotics in consultation with the physician.
This case was handled by qualified community obstetrician. The case manager was able to identify and handle all the client’s health problems throughout the period of
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The heightened concern regarding the issue on falls in the inpatient setting enabled research on risk factors on falls and fall management strategies to be extensive and many fall prevention programs had been proposed at the course of time. This study will identify the patients at high risk for falls in a community hospital setting and present a fall prevention program for this vulnerable group.
For this purpose, research conducted by Xiang, et al (2010) on the prevalence of diabetes in Hispanic women has been chosen that has been published in American Diabetes Association (American Diabetes Association (2004). The critical analysis of the research has been presented under different sub heads that has been discussed in an illustrative manner.
Such measures are particularly important for those who have risk factors that cause blood pressure.Managing blood pressure is one of the most important things that anyone can do to decrease the risk of stroke and heart diseases as most patients of high blood pressure face severe heart problems and heart diseases (Sheps 33).
Medical practitioners agree that individual chemotherapeutic drugs may cause specific adverse effects, and the combination of these drugs would worsen the condition. If these risk conditions are left untreated, some of them may become fatal. This paper will discuss three high risk complications of chemotherapy including chemotherapy-related nephrotoxicity, febrile neutropenia, and chemotherapy-related enterotoxicity.
It is the prime responsibility of nurses to identify such cases existing in the society and provide sufficient help to them. Nurses can also play their part in resolving husband wife conflicts through proper intervention and counseling. In this paper the possible ways of identifying victims of domestic violence are discussed.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention had reported 42,929 cases of AIDS in 2008 with blacks making up 62% and Hispanics 17% of the HIV/AIDS cases in the minority group. Knowing the factors that influence this particular group’s sexual behaviors can aid in the development of interventions and help in limiting the risk of HIV/AIDS infection.
This research paper aims to discuss the likelihood of the Facebook users to be at a risk of depression. The subject of Facebook users and their likelihood of being at risk of depression is considerably a newer area of research because different patterns of behavior of individuals associated with Facebook have been observed.
Nurses dealing with such cases should be given special training for handling such cases in a proper manner.
A Domestic assault may end up having disastrous result when the victim of domestic violence is a pregnant woman. This report