Observation Of The Running Patient

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On Tuesday morning at the Arbor I administered the ACLS to my patient which was very interesting. First I asked my patient if she was willing to participate in this activity and if she could see the holes in the leather, she stated yes. I then demonstrated the Running Stitch to her and handed her the leather. It was very interesting to watch because she would take the lace and grab it in the middle and try to run it through the hole a few times before she would slowly run her hand all the way down the lace and run it through the hole. She never pulled the lace very tight, she was able to complete two stitches before she skipped seven holes and pulled the lace back through. Once pulling the lace through she handed the leather back to me and …show more content…
I came to this conclusion through asking my patient questions about her life story and observing her in her room doing various activities. On the first day at the Arbor I was able to observe her use her lift chair. She was doing everything correctly as far as pressing the right buttons on her remote but, the chair would still not move for her. I then looked over the chair myself and could not get it to work so I asked one of the aides to look at it and wire that was connected to the chair was chopped in half. On my second visit to the Arbor she had gotten a new chair, however; this chair does not lift the patient up from the bottom it only adjust the footrest bringing it in and out. My patient wanted to get up and go to the dining room so I assisted her in standing up. I then asked her if she had brushed her hair or teeth that day and she stated no, so we walked to her bathroom. Once in her bathroom she combed her hair and brushed her teeth. When she was brushing her teeth her toothbrush was the only thing she asked me to help her locate. My patient was able to compete brushing her teeth with minimal verbal …show more content…
I noticed my client did a better job answering questions pertaining to more recent things. For example the question about “What hygiene products do you prefer?” She was able to tell me that she had to use a certain type of body wash because she had sensitive skin and when I went into her bathroom to see how it was set up I did notice she had a body wash specifically for sensitive skin. However, when it came to questions about her past she could not always give me an answer. On other occasions she would give me an answer that she thought was right and then start having a conversation with herself about her grandkids. From the things she was saying it was almost as if her grandkids told her she couldn’t do anything right and that she was always in the way. My patient did this multiple times and I would try to redirect her or ask the question differently but I would still get the same response so I moved on to the next

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