Study Guide 1
Pathophysiology of Primary Medical Diagnosis:
Extensive, irreversible scarring of the liver, usually caused by a chronic reaction to
hepatic inflammation and necrosis.
Inflammation caused by either toxin
Client Safety-Part 1
What you need to know
Falls account for almost 90% of all reported hospital accidents.
Equipment should be used only by the nurse after a safety inspection and appropriate
Use restraints only as a last resort.
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Client Safety-Part 2
Prevention of falls
Complete a fall-risk assessment upon admission and at regular intervals on the client for
individualization of the care plan to limit the risk of falls.
Document all identified risks in the health care record, an
Family Systems and Dynamics
Family is defined by the client.
Five realms of processes should be considered during the assessment of a family.
Family dynamics are constantly evolving
Therapeutic communication is the purposeful use of communication to build and
maintain helping relationships with clients, families, and significant others.
Therapeutic communication techniques encourage the client t