Hyperemesis gravidarum

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  • 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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  • Gravidarum Case Studies

    Elizabeth’s pattern of weight gain from her first visit to the last was relatively steady. She did not show signs of erratic weight gain or loss throughout her pregnancy. When she gave birth at 39 weeks, she was on the upper end of the range of weight that she was recommended to gain from her pregnancy. - There are a couple of things that could account for Elizabeth’s weight loss in the first 8 weeks. Episodes of morning sickness could cause her to give up a lot of the food and fluids in her…

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  • What Are The Pros And Cons To Legalize Abortion

    There are already 397,122 children in the foster care system in the US and only 32% of them will get a home within the next 3 years. Adoption is not always the best option when there is no one to take the child when it is born. Plus, Adoption is NOT an alternative to pregnancy. To carry a baby to term takes a lot of risk. Side effects of pregnancy include, Morning Sickness, Frequent Urination, Vaginal Discharge, Gas and Bloating, Bleeding Gums, Constipation, Excessive Salivation, Hemorrhoids,…

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