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Dehydration in the Elderly

Identifying signs of illness in a loved one is sometimes a challenge. Some illnesses have clear signs while some don’t but have subtle effects in the body every day. Dehydration in elderly, depending on its severity, may cause subtle signs but will bring huge effects in the elderly. Hence, caregivers …

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Spinal Stenosis Surgery Recovery

Spinal stenosis has several causes. The aging process is the most common reason. When people get old, their spine start to naturally deteriorate. Other causes of spinal stenosis include bulging discs, spondylolisthesis, herniated discs or bone spurs. Anything that contributes to the narrowing of the space between the aggravated area of the spine …

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What Does Palliative Care Mean

Palliative care, a multidisciplinary approach, is basically a specialized form of medical care provided to people with a serious illness. The care is provided by a specially-trained team of specialists, doctors and nurses that work in collaboration with other health care providers offering extra support. It aims at improving life …

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Health Care Assistant Job Description and Opportunities

Healthcare assistants(HCAs) attain employment within hospitals or at community healthcare establishments, such as GP surgeries. HCAs work under the guidance of health care professionals, and their role varies depending on the setting and occasion. HCAs will often work alongside nurses, and they are also known as nursing assistants, or nursing …

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What Are Proper Insulin Injection Sites?

For people who suffer from type 1 and type 2 diabetes, the injection of insulin is a process that they have to go through nearly every day. Because this is a daily task, diabetic people have to administer this injection themselves and therefore need to have detailed knowledge about the …

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Tracheostomy Suctioning

Working as a nurse or caregiver of patients with tracheostomy means learning about the risks of infection or harm to patients. Tracheostomy suctioning is a sterile and delicate procedure. It is important to understand associated risks to prevent transfer of bacteria, harm delicate mucous membranes, or risk compromising oxygen levels …

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Risk for Infection Care Plan

Human immune system is made up of a variety of cells that are designed to protect the body from different pathogens such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. When a pathogen enters a human body, it will face the barrier of skin epidermal layer and mucus membrane as the first protection. …

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How to Give IM Injection

There are many different routes for the administration of medicines. One method is to insert therapeutic agent via intramuscular route. Intramuscular or IM route is usually given as a shot in the muscles. Individuals who have patients in their home with any chronic illness or those who require medicines through …

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Impaired Physical Mobility

Impaired physical mobility can be a result of disease or during rehabilitation process. For example, trauma, multiple sclerosis, morbid obesity, stroke, fracture etc. As the life expectancy has increased, the number of people experiencing disability, immobility and disease has also increased. The duration of hospital stay has decreased, where the …

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Nursing Diagnosis for Asthma

Asthma is a common medical condition in which the airways swell, produce copious amounts of mucus, and become narrow. These events can trigger wheezing, coughing and make it difficult for a person to breathe. Although some people only experience mild symptoms of asthma, others may have significant problems with their …

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