Chapter 49 - Nyiome Samson Dr Townsend NUR 1020C Chapter...

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Nyiome Samson April 20, 2015 Dr. Townsend NUR 1020C Chapter Rationales Chapter 49: Sensory Alterations Clinical Application Questions: 1. Ms. Long is experiencing sensory overload. To help ensure that she gets enough sleep, environmental modifications are necessary. The following interventions to promote sleep should be implemented: Combine activities such as dressing changes, bathing, and vital sign measurement to prevent her from becoming overly fatigued; plan for periods of rest and quiet; dim the lights and close the shades during quiet time; and offer earplugs. Page: 1234 2. Share the following information with older adults to promote healthy vision: Normal visual changes associated with aging include reduced visual fields, increased glare sensitivity, impaired night vision, reduced depth perception, and reduced color discrimination. Signs and behaviors that alert older adults to see their health care providers include the following: pain in eyes, flashes of light, difficulty seeing in darkened areas, halos surrounding lights, double vision, and falls or injuries. Patients 40 years of age or older need to have a regular medical eye examination with measurement of intraocular pressure every 2 years. Examinations need to occur every 1 to 2 years if there is a family history of glaucoma or if the patient is of African ancestry, has had a serious eye injury in the past, is taking steroid medications, or is over 65 years of age. Page: 1236 3. Suggestions for communicating with patients with aphasia include the following: Treat the patient as an adult, and avoid patronizing and childish phrases, listen to
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