Patient Introduction….(The 2 attached document are done by another student, its just an example for you to see how the prof wants it)….
Jackson Weber is a 5-year-old Caucasian male. He was diagnosed with generalized tonic-clonic seizures 2 years ago. Upon diagnosis, Jackson’s neurologist started him on oral phenobarbital. Jackson has been seizure-free until last night, when his mother brought him to the emergency department following a 3-minute tonic-clonic seizure. She is a single mother and the sole source of financial support.
Jackson has not seen his neurologist in 15 months due to his mother’s work schedule. Jackson was seen by his health care provider this morning and currently has an intravenous infusion in his left arm running D5 NS + 20 mEq KCl/L at 58 mL/hr.
He has been eating well, has urine output, and vital signs are stable. His pupils are equal and reactive to light. He is able to move all extremities equally. He is awake and alert and is watching cartoons. His mother is at the bedside.
Pediatric Nursing Care
- Kyle, T., and Carman, S. (2021). Essentials of Pediatric Nursing, 4th Edition.
- Seizure Disorders, Chapter 16, pp. 488-494
- Drug Guide 16.1, Chapter 16, pp. 487-488
- Common Medical Treatments 16.1, Chapter 16, pp. 486-487
- Promoting a Sense of Control, Chapter 8, pp. 209-212
- Promoting Safety and Safety in the Water, Chapter 5, pp. 132-134
- Physical Examination, Chapter 29, pp. 1033-1035
Diseases and Conditions
- Expert Clinical Content from Lippincott Advisor
- Seizure Disorder, Pediatric Seizure Disorder, Pediatric
- Expert Pharmacological Content from Karch, A. (2015). Lippincott Nursing Drug Guide.
- Phenobarbital, pp. 953–955 Phenobarbital, pp. 953–955