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21 Cards in this Set

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_____ is an acute, rapidly progressive, potentially fatal syndrome, characterized by usually rapid muscle weakness and paralysis.
Guillian-Barre is a demyelinating disorder of the ______.
A person with Guillian-Barre starts with numbness/weakness of the ____ and progresses _____.
Many people who get GB have recently had some type of _____. It is also associated with poorly cooked chicken.
Guillian-Barre has been seen in patients after getting the ____ or _____ vaccines.
H1N1 or meningococcal
GB is thought to be an _____ that causes destruction of myelin sheaths covering the axons of ______.
autoimmune disorder
peripheral nerves
GB prevents normal transmission of electrical impulses along the ______.
sensorimotor nerves
GB symptoms usually follow an ____ pattern, beginning in the legs and progressing to the arms, trunk, and face.
There are 3 stages of GB:
-Acute stage
-Stabilizing or plateau stage
-Recovery Stage
The acute stage may last _____.
hours to days
During the acute stage the nurse should do
neuro checks
monitor oxygen sats
During the _____ of GB the patient begins to have onset and progression is occurring.
acute stage
During GB, the patient stays at the _____ stage a couple of weeks.
The _____ stage of GB usually lasts about 2 years.
Diagnosis of GB is based on
-history and clinical exam
-CSF analysis
-EMG studies
-pulmonary function tests
A CSF analysis for GB will show elevated ____ levels.
The prognosis for patients with GB is _____.
good. They usually recover completely without disability.
Women with GB are at risk for relapse during _____.
1st trimester of pregnancy
Care for GB patients includes
-pain management (glove/sock pain)
-diet therapy
-surgery (tracheostomy)
-IV immunoglobulin
-Rehab therapy
Nsg interventions for GB patients include:
-assessing neurologic function
-preventing problems of immobility
-ensure adequate hydration and nutrition
-promote respiratory function
-provide psychosocial support
-anticipate needs of client and family
2 of the primary nursing diagnoses for a patient with GB are
Pain and Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity