- Has difficulty
writing because of a tremor of his right hand when it's in a relaxed
position (resting tremor). It gets worse when he is frustrated.
- When he
doesn't take his medication (Sinemet) on time, he becomes so rigid or
stiff that his wife has to put the pill in the back of his mouth so
he can swallow it.
of movement (called bradykinesia) and a delay in initiating movements,
- Poor balance.
Usually occurs when making a sudden change in the body's position.
problems. These include short, shuffling steps, and an inability to
take the next step (gait "freezing").
symptoms include slurred speech, slowness of thought, small cramped
handwriting and a slight foot drag. This is especially difficult for
a man who has made his living teaching and sharing his knowledge with
suffling gait; forward tilt to posture
- slow monotonous
- flat affect
slowly but appropriately to conversation
firm, slightly distended; hypoactive bowel sounds
- CBC WNL
- T3 WNL
- Your are
a home health nurse visiting Mr. Eberhart and his wife. Consider these
nursing diagnoses, select three priority diagnoses, and write interventions
for Mr. Eberhart.
- Give your
rationale for the three priorities.
- Risk for
impaired skin integrity
urinary elimination; incontinence or retention
responses to the discussion board.