Telehealth/Home health

 

Consider the nursing process and whole person care in your comments by including physical, psychological, spiritual, developmental and social-cultural aspects of nursing care as well as therapeutic
communication. Respond to 2 or more postings by your peers. APA is required. Include at least 2 references to support your responses.
Telehealth is a trend that uses technology and communication tools to manage disease and illnesses in the community setting. In this assignment, you are the triage nurse and you are to respond to
the clients phone call.

 

Scenario: You are currently working as a triage nurse for a home health agency. A 75 year-old client calls at 9:00 PM and gives you the following information: “I’m so tired. I have had a hard time
breathing, especially at night. My ankles are swollen and getting larger each day. My legs hurt all the time. I stopped taking my water pill because I have to go to the bathroom all the time. I
don’t want to get out of bed. I don’t feel good. What should I do?”
What is your reply to the client? Your answers should address the following: 1. What questions would you ask the client and why? 2. What are the priorities of care for the client and why? 3. What
referrals would you make for the client?

 

2. Uses professional nursing judgment, informed by Christian principles, moral and ethical reasoning, professional nursing standards, and evidence-based practice to promote health, prevent disease,
and provide safe, competent, whole-person nursing care across the continuum of health care.
Designs care based upon an understanding of how regulatory policies, economic, political, and socio-cultural forces directly and indirectly influence the health care system and professional nursing
practice.

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