The Impact of Head Injury

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Running head: NURSING CARE PLANNursing Care PlanName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1NURSING CARE PLANTable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Part One......................................................................................................................................3Admission Summary..............................................................................................................3Part Two.....................................................................................................................................4Nursing Care Needs...............................................................................................................4Part Three.................................................................................................................................10Gestational Diabetes Mellitus..............................................................................................10Part Four...................................................................................................................................12Long Term Outcomes in Relation to Head Injury...............................................................12Physical............................................................................................................................12Emotional.........................................................................................................................12Cognitive..........................................................................................................................12Behavioural......................................................................................................................13Family Dynamics.............................................................................................................13Conclusion................................................................................................................................14References................................................................................................................................15
2NURSING CARE PLANIntroductionHead injury is complex injury with a wide spectrum of disabilities and symptoms. Theimpact of head injury on person and his or family is devastating (Hou et al., 2012). MrsWaxman is a 31 year working lady who has recently encountered a traumatic head, neck andleg injury. The following reprt provides a clear insight about the admission summary of MrsWaxman followed by a detailing analysis of the nursing care needs of Mrs Waxman whileher stay in the neurological ward. The report also sheds light on the consequences ofgestational diabetes mellitus and its relation with Mrs Waxman gain in weight, who is also amother of three young children. Finally he report sums up with the long-term outcomes ofbrain injury in context of Mrs Waxman.
3NURSING CARE PLANPart OneAdmission SummaryMrs Mary Waxman is 31 years old women. She is an orthodox Jew and works ascomputer system analyst, managing the Australian branch. She has slipped from the top ofthe escalator. This accidental fall has resulted in major head injury along with damage of thesoft tissues around her neck. She has also encountered grazes and lacerations over her armsand legs along with a deep wound in her lower right leg. Following her fatal injuries, she wasadmitted to Intensive Care Unit. After 48 hours, she was shifted to the neurological ward. Shewas unconscious and was having intravenous line along with nasogastric tube and urinarycatheter in an in situ condition.
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