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Fund. of Nursing

Chapter 7

Prodromal phase disease-specific signs and symptoms not yet present
Recovery phase disease-specific signs and symptoms resolve
Symtomatic phase observable signs and symptoms present
Seeking help phase patient contacts healthcare provider
Dependency phase patient agrees to advice and care by health care providers
Stress a nonspecific response of the body to any demand made on it
Adaptation ability to positively adjust to changes that occur in an individual's world
Fight or flight response a sympathetic nervous system reaction to perceived threats that results in the release of adrenaline, cortisol, and other hormones
Coping strategies skills that all individuals use to manage everyday stress
Continuum a scale that has a positive extreme at one end and the opposite extreme at the other end
Drug abuse using medications for any purpose other than the purpose intended by the prescriber
Chronic illness a condition or disorder lasting for 6 months or longer and is characterized by intensifying or improving symptoms
Acute illness a condition or disorder that strikes suddenly and lasts for a limited time
Healthy People 2010 a report issued by the Department of Health and Human services which highlights objectives related to disease prevention and health promotion for the american people
Overweight used to describe having an excess of body weight compared to set standards such as body mass
Obese used to describe having an abnormally high proportion of body fat
Remissions periods of either minimal symptoms or a complete absence of symptoms
Exacerbations periods of worsening symptoms
Risk factors physiological, psychological, or genetic elements that contribute to the development of an illness or disease
PIE charting much shorter and documents less data, includes a list of the nursing diagnosis identified from collected data, the actions you perform to address the diagnosis, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of those actions
Narrative charting continual chronological description of the patients conditions
SOAPIER charting Best organization of charting. includes information verbalized by the patient and discerned with your senses, the problems you identify, the plan for what you are going to do to resolve the problem
Documentation recording of data in a patient's chart
Charting by exception check-list type flow sheets
Focus charting charting includes objective and subjective assessment findings
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