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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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- Legal Aspects of Nursing
- Nursing Communication & Patient Rights
- Communication & Interpersonal Relations in Nursing
- Safety & Security in Nursing
- Infection Control & Sterilization
- The Aging Process
- Pregnancy & Newborn Care
- Understanding Human Development
- Disease Prevention & Health Screening
- Healthy Lifestyle Choices
- Physical Assessment Techniques
- Recognizing Abuse & Neglect
- Addictive Behaviors and Drug Use
- Substance Dependence Disorders
- Crisis Situations & Intervention
- End of Life Care
- Mental Health Concepts
- Religious & Spiritual Influences on Health
- Sensory & Perceptual Development
- Stress Management and Coping Mechanisms
- Health Care Support Systems
- Understanding Elimination in Nursing
- Assistive Devices & Mobility
- Hygiene for Nurses
- Understanding Rest & Sleep for Nurses
- Medication Administration & Nursing
- Understanding Pain & Pain Management for Nurses
- Nutrition Essentials for Nursing
- Clinical Test Results - Cells and Blood Proteins: Help and Review
- Diagnostics, Testing & Procedures for Nursing
- Alterations of the Musculoskeletal System
- Fluid & Electrolyte Balance Concerns in Nursing
- Understanding Oxygenation in Nursing
- Medical Emergencies for Nurses
- The Basic Components of Pathophysiology
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