Sensory Lecture Spring 2010

Sensory Lecture Spring 2010 - Sensory Eyes and Ears Spring...

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Sensory – Eyes and Ears Spring 2010, Nursing 412 1
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Normal Aging Changes in Sensory – Seeing and Hearing Presbycusis – Hearing Cochlear degeneration Progressive hearing loss Begins in early adulthood Higher-pitched tones and conversation speech Hearing aids Prebyopia – Seeing Age related inability to focus on close objects 2
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S AFE - System Specific Assessment: Hearing Tests: Whisper test Weber Rinne test Vision Tests Snellen Rosenbaum 3
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S AFE : Eye Disease Cataracts No Emergency Macular Degeneration No emergency Open Angle Glaucoma No Emergency Angle closure Glaucoma Emergency Retinal Detachment Emergency S System Specific Physiology Opacity of lens in eye impairs vision Deterioration of macular that affects central vision Most common loss of vision in those over 60 Progressive Intraocular pressure↑ from Aqueous humor Optic fibers destroyed Progressive tunnel vision Eventual blindness Less common Unilateral Intermittent Painless separation of retina from epithelium Abrupt onset S – System Specific Assessment Symptom No Pain Progressive Blurred vision No pain Progressive Blind spots center vision Perpheral vision maintained No Pain Progressive Tunnel vision IOP>21mmHg Severe Pain Abrupt onset See halos Rapid ↑ IOP Pupils Not React Photophobia No Pain Abrupt onset Veil over eyes -Loss of vision flashes of light / Floating dk spots Nurse Alert Nurse Alert
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S AF E : Analysis and First /Priority Interventions Eye Disease Cataracts No Emergency Macular Degenerati on No emergency Open Angle Glaucoma No Emergency Angle closure Glaucoma
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course NURS 412 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.

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