A 50-year-old male was admitted to the hospital for significant weakness,
which has gotten worse over the last year. The client attributed the symptoms to the long working hours required as part of his job (chief executive officer of a health system). When the symptoms first started, the client would resolve with rest so he thought the symptoms were due to fatigue. Recently the client has had vision changes and difficulty urinating. The nurse has performed an assessment and obtained the following data: weakness that has been getting worse, tremors, fatigue, slowed speech, unsteady gait, blurred vision, and numbness.
-The nurse would develop a plan of care for which priority nursing diagnosis?
-What nursing intervention are essential for the nurse to identify?
-In addition to the neurological assessment what other assessments should the nurse complete?
-What information should the nurse document as subjective?
-The nurse should conclude that the client would need what diagnostic testing to confirm a medical diagnosis?
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