HIVAIDS/Care of people with HIV/AIDS

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Care of people with HIV/AIDS

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In this topic the NANDA nursing diagnoses will be reviewed in preparation for assessment two; a care plan.

To Do

  • Listen to the Elluminate recording of Jan talking about how she developed HIV infection. (MP3 version to come.)
  • Please read through the assessment requirements for assessment two 'care plan.'
  • You will need a NANDA Nursing Diagnoses book to help you with this. I use Carpenito-Moyet, L. (2004). Handbook of nursing diagnosis. (10th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Please provide 5 prioritized NANDA nursing diagnoses for one of the scenarios with a clear rationale as to why you chose the diagnoses, an objective for each diagnoses and prioritized interventions for each diagnoses.
  • What students usually find helpful is to head a new page for each diagnosis, provide the rational, the objectives and the interventions for each diagnosis on the same page.
  • For example you may choose nutrition altered as one of your diagnoses because your client has lost a significant amount of weight.

Diagnosis: Nutrition altered, less than body requirements related to anorexia, evidenced by loss of 8kgs of weight in a month. Rationale: You would provide here some brief information on the physiological changes and dangers of under nutrition. Objective: Gerry will increase 1kg per week until usual weight (60kgs). Interventions: - Consult with dietician - Find out Gerry’s likes and dislikes - Weigh every second day and document - Plan care so that unpleasant or painful procedures do not take place before meals - Assist Gerry to rest before meals - Maintain oral hygiene - Offer small frequent meals - Provide education on nutrition before discharge.

  • Review your care plan so that a registered nurse could follow the required care of your client appropriately and safely.
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