According to Alfaro-LeFevre , there are three primary reasons for the adverse patient outcomes experienced in almost all health care provider institutions. These reasons are: the failure to properly diagnose, the failure to institute appropriate medication and treatment and application of inappropriate management strategies of the presented complications Alfaro-LeFevre, All these factors are directly related to the poor clinical reasoning skills. While putting this information in mind, this paper will utilize the Clinical Reasoning Cycle in reviewing and planning care for a patient named Mr.
Acute Exacerbation of Asthma - Case Study
Asthma Case - Words | Cram
Purpose: To review the pathophysiology of asthma, present a case study, and provide management strategies for treating this common, yet complex disorder in children and adults. Data sources: Selected clinical guidelines, clinical articles, and research studies. Conclusions: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disorder with acute exacerbations that currently affects approximately 14 million million children and adults in the United States. Costs for asthma are staggering and nurse practitioners NPs are frequently presented with management decisions for the acute treatment and chronic management of this disorder. Disparities exist with the occurrence of asthma between race and gender. Additionally, there is an increased incidence in acute exacerbations resulting from poor long-term control and follow-up care among the socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Case Study : Asthma
Subjective Data: she claims she is having severe wheezing, shortness of breath and coughing at least once daily. She states that she took Albuterol once today before visiting the doctor. Chief Compliant: She can barely get her words out without taking breaks to catch her breath.
These attributes hold significance in terms of obtaining positive outcome for not only the Registered Nurse but also the organization and the patient. Workload should be managed in such a way that the care process is not affected. Registered Nurse should have leadership qualities to help, motivate and inspire other nurses. Similarly, a Registered nurse should also enable and promote learning opportunities for other nurses.