Parkinson-like effects – Nursing assessments and considerations

Parkinson-like effects could be associated with tremors, akinesia (impairment or loss of the power of performing voluntary movement), drooling (spilling

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Anticholinergic effects – Nursing assessments and considerations

Anticholinergic medications, such as belladonna, atropine sulfate, and ipratropium block the activity of acetylcholine. These medications could be associated with

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Auditory impairment – Nursing assessments and considerations

Auditory impairment could be associated with dizziness, ringing in ears, loss of balance, and loss of hearing. Here, dizziness could

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Ocular impairment – Nursing assessments and considerations

Ocular impairment could be associated with blurred vision, altered color vision, and blindness. Blurred vision could be caused by (1)

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Liver impairment – Nursing assessments and considerations

Liver impairment could be associated with (1) malaise, which is a sort of physical discomfort such as that caused by

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Superinfection – Nursing assessments and considerations

Superinfection is an adverse effect of several anti-infective medications, such as cephalosporin, vancomycin, and macrolide. It could be associated with

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Stomatitis – Nursing Assessment and Considerations

Stomatitis is an adverse effect of penicillin medications and chemotherapy. In case of chemotherapy, it may develop within 14 days

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European study links nurses’ workload and education to patients’ survival after surgery

Main Points: Patients are more likely to die after common surgical procedures when they are cared for in hospitals with

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