Muscle spasms cramping and stiffness Pain in the buttock Sciatic nerve

Muscle spasms cramping and stiffness pain in the

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Muscle spasms, cramping and stiffness Pain in the buttock Sciatic nerve compression causes severe pain when leg is straightened and held up Numbness/tingling of the leg (paresthesia); burning or stabbing pain in the leg or foot Report chills/fever, bowel or bladder incontinence, progression of decreased ability to move, and paresthesias to the provider promptly (can indicate a more serious condition) Herniated disk which can cause sciatic nerve involvement with burning or stabbing pain into one leg or foot Peripheral Vascular Diseases: Risk Factors for Deep-Vein Thrombosis (Active Learning Template - System Disorder, RM AMS RN 10.0 Chp 35) Associated with Virchow's triad (hypercoagulability, impaired blood flow, damage to blood vessels) - hip surgery, total-knee replacement, open prostate surgery - heart failure - immobility - pregnancy - oral contraceptives - active cancer Pituitary Disorders: Caring for a Client Following a Hypophysectomy (Active Learning Template - System Disorder, RM AMS RN 10.0 Chp 77) - The nurse should monitor the drainage to the mustache dressing - Monitor for bleeding - Monitor nasal drainage a possible cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leak. Assess drainage for presence of glucose or a halo sign (yellow on the edge and clear in the middle), which can indicate CSF. Notify the provider is this occurs - Protect the client from developing an infection by using good hand hygiene and making sure the client avoid contact with those who have infections. Use caution to prevent a fracture by providing assistance getting out of bed and raising side rails - Assess neurologic status every hour for the first 24 hr then every 4 hr - Administer glucocorticoids to prevent an abrupt drop in cortisol level - Administer stool softeners to prevent straining Addison's Disease and Acute Adrenal Insufficiency (Addisonian Crisis): Manifestations of Addisonian Crisis (Active Learning Template - System Disorder, RM AMS RN 10.0 Chp 81) 3
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Drop in adrenocorticoid level Severe hypotension Hyponatremia Hyperkalemia Hypoglycemia Hypercalcemia Weight loss Craving for salt Hyperpigmentation Weakness and fatigue Nausea and vomiting Abdominal pain Constipation or diarrhea Coagulation Disorders: Laboratory Values Associated with Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia (RM AMS RN 10.0 Chp 42, Active Learning Template - System Disorder) Decreased platelet levels Other s/s: redness, pain, warmth and swelling of lower extremities, excessive bleeding, tachycardia, hypotension, diaphoresis, oliguria, decreased LOC Kidney Transplant: Indications of Transplant Rejection (Active Learning Template - System Disorder, RM AMS RN 10.0 Chp 58) Hyperacute : within 48 hr cause: small blood clots form in transplanted kidney that block vessels and lead to massive cellular destruction, irreversible s/s: fever, hypertension, pain at transplant site treatment: immediate removal of the donor kidney Acute : occurs 1 week - 2 years after surgery cause: vasculitis in the donor kidney and cellular destruction begins with inflammation that can cause lysis of the donor kidney
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