Hyperemesis Gravidarum: A Case Study

Client Education: Hyperemesis Gravidarum
Twenty-six year old, first trimester patient presents to the emergency department complaining of intermittent vomiting that began four weeks ago. She was 12 weeks pregnant and she feels very weak and complains of a headache. This patient also reports having pain rated six out of ten in her upper abdomen from vomiting. The environment consists of a brightly lit room with two student nurses in care of the patient while the patient is lying in bed. The client’s husband is present at the bedside, while holding the client’s hand.
This client’s typical learning style can be identified to be in line with the attributes of Generation Y as “learning is expected to be fun, with immediate feedback expected” (Blevins, 2014, p. 59) due to her age. Based on her generation and age, this client will prefer a “convenient, flexible, and creative environment” (Blevins, 2014, p. 60) for learning. There are also the six learning principles to take into consider when teaching the client such as “learner’s need for information, self-concept, previous experiences, readiness to learn, orientation to learning, and motivation” (Brady, 2013, p.16). After assessing this client, it was determined that a verbal learning style was preferred. This client felt more comfortable after providing care and administering antiemetic
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This also allows the client to follow along with the written words. Since this client is affiliated with Generation Y, she is very comfortable and knowledgeable about technology (Blevins, 2014). This gives the opportunity to teach this client about specific medical apps she may download to her smartphone such as Medscape, which lists the signs and symptoms as well as treatments for hyperemesis gravidarum (“Medscape”,

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