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    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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    Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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    Hyperemesis Gravidarum Definition: • Also known as morning sickness; Extreme, excessive, and persistent vomiting in early pregnancy that may lead to dehydration and malnutrition. It is associated with weight loss of more than five percent of the woman’s pregnancy weight. It affects about one in every 300 pregnant women. It is most common in first pregnancies, women carrying multiple fetuses and young women. It usually desolves itself by the 20th week of gestation. Cause: • The body produces…

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    Hyperemesis Gravidarum Hunter Boumans Central Louisiana Technical Community College 1. What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? 2. What causes Hyperemesis Gravidarum, and what are the risk factors? 3. What are the signs and symptoms of Hyperemesis Gravidarum? 4. Are there lab test that should be monitored with this condition? 5. What treatments are associated with Hyperemesis Gravidarum and are there any precautions? (medical, surgical, pharmacological) 6. What are some nursing…

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    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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    at first trimester have shown that one twin is lost or vanishes before the second trimester in up to 20 to 60% of spontaneous twin conception (Dickey 2000) [3] A vanishing twin may cause an elevated maternal serum alpha protein. So, diagnosis of vanishing twin should be excluded to avoid confusion during maternal serum screening for Down syndrome or neural tube defects. Similarly, a vanishing twin can cause a discrepancy between the karyotype of a surviving twin when a tissue from a vanished…

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    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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    Hyponatremia Case Studies

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    (normal risk, low-to-moderate risk and high risk) of osmotic demyelination to avoid complications such as CPM.3 CPM was first described as both symmetric and constant lesions of the central pontine by Adams and colleagues in 19594 in patients with hyponatremia in the setting of alcoholism and malnutrition. The etiology is likely biochemical with the rapid correction of serum sodium being a critical factor. Devastating clinical symptoms may include confusion, pseudobulbar palsy, quadriplegia…

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