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Fatigue related to Graves' Disease


Nursing Care Plan for Graves' Disease


Nursing Diagnosis : Fatigue related to hypermetabolic with increased energy needs; sensitive stimulation of nerves in connection with disorders of body chemistry.

Supporting Data: reveal very lack of energy to maintain the usual routine, decreased performance, lability / emotional stimuli sensitive, nervous, tense, agitated behavior, damage the ability to concentrate.

Goal: verbally disclose about an increase in energy levels, showed improvement in the ability to participate in the activity.

Nursing Intervention:

Independent:

1. Monitor vital signs and record pulse both at rest and during activity.
R /: pulse widely increased and even at rest, tachycardia (above 160 times / min) may be found.

2. Note the development of tachypnea, dyspnea, pallor and cyanosis.
R /: Needs and oxygen consumption will be increased on a hypermetabolic state, which is potentially hypoxia while doing the activity.

3. Provide / create a quiet environment, cold room, lower sensory stimulation, the colors are cool and relaxing music (calm).
R /: Lowering stimulation is likely to cause agitation, hyperactivity and insomnia.

4. Advise the patient to reduce the activity and increase bed rest as much as possible whenever possible.
R /: Helps combat the effects of increased metabolism.

5. Give the act of making the patient comfortable, such as: touch / massage, powder cool.
R /: Can lose energy in the nerves which further enhances relaxation.

6. Provide alternate activities fun and quiet, like reading, listening to the radio and watching television.
R /: Allows for the use of energy in a constructive way and probably will also reduce anxiety.

7. Avoid talking about a topic that is annoying or threatening the patient, discuss how to respond to these feelings.
R /: Increased sensitivity of the central nervous system can cause the patient easily aroused, agitation and excessive emotion.

8. Discuss with the people in a state of fatigue and emotional unstable.
R /: Understand that the physical behavior improve coping with the current state of encouragement and advice of people nearby to respond positively and provide support to the patient.

Collaboration:
9. Give the drug as indicated.
R /: To cope with the situation (nervous), hyperactivity and insomnia.

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