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Management goals of a
Medically complex patient
Identify and describe specifics of the
complex disease processes.
COPD patients may often exhibit
anxiety
nervousness
tremors(from constant use of albuterol)
tend to fall
low endurance
fatigue easy
may walk too fast to end the activity quicker leading to oxygen debt(hypoxemia)
frequently may drop O2 sats
Management goals of a Medically
complex patient
Must perform effective asesments
Must utilize variety of therapeutic strategies
Must develop effective treatment plans and goals
Document Impairments,
Analyse Outcomes
Management of medically complex patients
Medically complex patients may use wide variety of treatment specialists/services
Management of medically complex patients
Respiratory care- ventilator/intubation/tracheostomy/weaning etc
Telemetry+ other monitoring devices
pulse oxymetry
IV meds/ Infusion pumps /critical drips
Dialysis visits
chest tubes
drainage tubes
Isolation precautions
post-op pain managements(PCA pumps)
wound vac devices
sleep apnea machines
External cardiac defibs(AED)
ICD,pacemakers
continous oxygen
nebulizers
ostomy care
Management of medically complex
patients
most specialist services required are
ID specialist
Wound care specialist
Oncologists
Hematlologists
Nephrologists,Neurologists
Diabetologists
Orthopedists
Various other specialists