Still the definitive illness reference for nurses, Diseases, Fourth Edition covers every little thing nurses want to know approximately greater than 500 diseases—from reasons and overview via remedy, nursing interventions, and sufferer results. Entries contain the stairs of the nursing procedure and nursing care in a variety of settings—acute and subacute care amenities, university and group clinics, and the home.
This version covers rising infections comparable to monkeypox and listeriosis and comprises either complete entries and a quick-consult appendix on biologic guns. a brand new icon highlights gender transformations in affliction presentation and determination. A 16-page full-color insert illustrates the pathophysiology of significant disorders.
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Instead, he may seek emergency treatment for drug-related injuries or complications, such as a motor vehicle accident, burns from freebasing, an overdose, physical deterioration from illness or malnutrition, or withdrawal. Friends, family members, or law enforcement officials may bring the patient to the hospital because of respiratory depression, unconsciousness, acute injury, or a psychiatric crisis. Examine the patient for signs and symptoms of drug use or drug-related complications as well as for clues to the type of drug ingested.
Assess the patient for signs of inadequate nutrition and dehydration. Institute seizure precautions and administer drugs, as ordered, to treat the signs and symptoms of withdrawal in chronic alcohol abuse. Ⅲ During withdrawal in chronic alcohol abuse, orient the patient to reality because he may have hallucinations and may try to harm himself or others. Maintain a calm environment, minimizing noise and shadows to reduce the incidence of delusions and hallucinations. Avoid restraining the patient unless necessary to protect him or others.
Sociocultural factors include the availability of alcoholic beverages, group or peer pressure, an excessively stressful lifestyle, and social attitudes that approve frequent imbibing. Advertising supports society’s message that alcohol consumption is part of a fun, healthy lifestyle. Paradoxically, many alcoholics come from families in which alcohol is forbidden. Complications Most body tissues can be adversely affected by the heavy intake of alcohol. Death can occur from abrupt withdrawal. For that reason, monitored therapeutic withdrawal is preferred over unmonitored withdrawal.
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