Sensory Alterations_students

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Kimberly Glenn MN, RN, CPN Clinical Associate Professor Nur 312 Foundations 1
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Sensory deficits: Deficit in the normal function of sensory reception and perception Sensory deprivation: Inadequate quality or quantity of stimulation Sensory overload: Reception of multiple sensory stimuli Altered spatial perception, increased anxiety, poor task performance, and an increased need for physical stimulation are all signs of sensory deprivation NURSE IN PRIME SPOT TO ASSESS AND EVALUATE TYPE OF ALTERATION 2
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Client’s experiencing overload in pain Acutely ill ICU/NICU Decreased cognitive ability Those on bedrest (i.e. paraplegics) Unable to process ( brain damaged) Diseases that affect different senses 3
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System Exhibited by… Possible Cause Nursing management Visual Squinting, poor coordination, over or under reaching for objects, accidental falls Disease related: Diabetic retinopathy; cataracts (cloudy lens); glaucoma ( IOP); increased sensitivity to glare
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