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Discussions 1 Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in both men and women. Caring for the cancer patient and family requires a multidimensional approach. What does it mean to provide a multidimensional approach? What are some examples of how the care team can meet the patient and the family’s needs? Who are the members of the care team and how are they involved in providing multidimensional care? Discussion 2 Sarah is a 69-year old female that presented to the emergency department with shortness of breath. Her past medical history includes heart failure and COPD. Her pulse oximetry on room air is 82%. You notify the provider, and he orders oxygen at 2 L via nasal canula NC. Sarah’s chest x-ray reveals bilateral pneumonia. Her arterial blood gas result are below: pH 7.30 PaCO2 58 mm Hg PaO2 78 mm Hg HCO3 26 mEq/L Sarah is admitted to a general medical floor. You are the nurse assigned to Sarah. What potential problems can occur based on the above findings?
How would you provide multidimensional care for Sarah?
Describe the roles of other departments in Sarah’s treatment plan.
Discussion 3 Disorders of the endocrine system affect many individuals. Providing multidimensional patient care can be challenging for patients experiencing these disorders. Ensuring the plan of care meets the patient and family needs is important in order to increase adherence to proper medical treatment following discharge. What does it mean to provide a multidimensional approach? Provide at least three examples of how the care team can meet the patient and the family’s needs? List at least three care team members and how are they involved in providing multidimensional care? Discussion 4 Describe how you achieved each course competency including at least one example of new knowledge gained related to that competency. Describe how this new knowledge will impact your nursing practice. Course Competencies Explain principles of care for clients with oncological disorders.
Identify components of safe and effective nursing care for clients experiencing fluid and electrolyte imbalances.
Describe strategies for safe, effective multidimensional nursing care for clients with acid-base imbalances.
Select appropriate nursing interventions for clients with upper gastrointestinal disorders.
Select appropriate nursing interventions for clients with lower gastrointestinal disorders.
Evaluate responses to nursing interventions for clients with endocrine disorders.
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