Benefits Of Providing A Nursing Care

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Providing a nursing care, gives us the opportunity to learn that clients with the same co-morbidities will be different from one-another and each case will be unique, hence it will affect the planning our nursing care. In our case, we are caring for a patient that has several diagnoses: Insulin Dependent Diabetes Mellitus, Congestive Cardiac Failure, Chronic Renal Failure, Deep Venous Thrombosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Knowing patient’s condition, we should know that we are looking after a patient with polypharmacy, in this case ten different drugs that our client is taking on a regular basis. As a competent nurse, we should know the pathophysiology of patient’s co-morbidities, but also, we must look backwards into our client’s health history in order to understand their current clinical manifestations. Providing care on our ward, we will perform “Head to Toe Assessment” or obtain baseline data, as well as, assess their current signs, symptoms and attend all of the applicable charts.

IDDM or Type 1 Diabetes is a condition of always-present hyperglycaemia, necessitating regular monitoring and insulin administration. In type 1 diabetes, the B cells or insulin makers are death, there is a zero insulin production and therefore, insulin administration becomes part of the everyday existence. What actually triggers destruction of B cells is malfunctioning of the immune system that over many years attacks and kills B cells. All of these processes will further trigger development
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