Ch 35: Illness Management for Nurses

About This Chapter

This illness management chapter can help you understand everything you need to know about the treatment and management options for acute, chronic and food-borne illnesses. Our instructors have prepared these lessons so that you can master these topics with ease.

Illness Management for Nurses - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, our expert and knowledgeable instructors help you go study up on illness management techniques and strategies for nurses. Our lessons focus on topics such as:

  • How chronic illnesses are managed
  • Preventing and treating food-borne illnesses
  • Examples of acute illnesses
  • Coping mechanisms for life's changes in older adults
  • Differences between illness and diseases
  • How nurses assist patients in managing illnesses

This chapter's lessons give you a comprehensive and thorough look at illness management. Our resources are mobile friendly. Whether you learn at home or on the go, our lessons are available any time you have a reliable Internet connection; you can study on a home computer, tablet or other mobile device.

6 Lessons in Chapter 35: Illness Management for Nurses
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Chronic Illness: Definition, Effects & Management

1. Chronic Illness: Definition, Effects & Management

This lesson will provide a definition for chronic illnesses. Also, it will describe the effects of chronic illnesses and ways in which to properly manage these illnesses to live a better quality of life. A short quiz will follow.

Food-Borne Illness: Prevention and Treatment

2. Food-Borne Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Food can be contaminated in many ways. In this lesson, you'll learn about food-borne illnesses and how they infect your body. We'll also explore how food-borne illnesses can be prevented and treated.

What is Acute Illness? - Definition & Examples

3. What is Acute Illness? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, we will define what an acute illness is and provide some examples. By the end of the lesson, you'll understand the general difference between an acute illness and other types of illness.

Older People's Coping Mechanisms for Illness

4. Older People's Coping Mechanisms for Illness

As people age, illness and other changes can be a major challenge. In this lesson, we'll look at the coping mechanisms that people use to deal with life changes, including the difference between internal and external coping mechanisms.

Illness, Disease & The Biomedical Model

5. Illness, Disease & The Biomedical Model

In this lesson, you're going to learn about the nuanced but important difference between an illness and a disease and how that's important with respect to the biomedical model illness.

How Nurses Help Patients Manage Illness: Examples & Techniques

6. How Nurses Help Patients Manage Illness: Examples & Techniques

In this lesson, we look at how nurses help patients in dealing with and managing diabetes, heart attack, or stroke. While the needs of the patient change somewhat based on setting, the nursing process remains the same no matter the setting.

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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