I was wondering if I could get some help with this assignment
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Any help with this is greatly appreciated
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Patient Information: Raymond Pelasco is a 64-year-old male who has been admitted to a rehabilitation facility two days ago, following a short hospital stay for pneumonia, secondary to newly-diagnosed chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Mr. Pelasco has smoked since the age of 16, and prior to his admission, smoked a pack of cigarettes per day. He owns a bar, and acts as the bartender most evenings. Most of the bar patrons are also smokers, and Mr. Pelasco is proud of the fact that he provides a place where smokers can feel comfortable. Mr. Pelasco says that he doesn't know how he can quit smoking, when he is around smokers so much of the time. Mr. Pelasco becomes short of breath and has a pulse rate >100 when he is up and around. He coughs frequently, producing small amounts thick white mucus. Mr. Pelasco is 5'10' and weighs 240. He states that his usual diet consists of bacon and eggs at breakfast, fast food for lunch, and usually snacks from the bar menu for dinner. He is divorced, with two adult children who live in other states.
On admission, Mr. Pelasco was assessed by the registered nurse, who developed the following plan of care:
Nursing diagnosis #1: Activity intolerance R/T insufficient knowledge of adaptive techniques needed secondary to COPD AEB shortness of breath and increased pulse rate on exertion
Goal: Within two weeks, the patient will be able to independently carry out activities of daily living using adaptive techniques AEB caring for self in apartment setting with minimal shortness of breath and pulse within normal range.
Interventions: Increase activity gradually, increasing the level of independence daily.
Educate the patient on importance of carrying out activities with frequent rest periods.
Nursing diagnosis #2: Potential for ineffective self health management R/T insufficient support and knowledge AEB new diagnosis, no family in area, and lifestyle centered around smoking and poor nutrition
Goal: Within one week, patient will develop a plan to manage own health effectively AEB describing at least three realistic lifestyle changes and identifying two methods of obtaining ongoing support.
Interventions: Encourage participation in support group for COPD patients.
Provide education on effects of nutrition and secondhand smoke on COPD.
Assignment: You are assigned to care for Mr. Pelasco for a 12-hour shift, and have reviewed the plan of care. Describe how you will implement the plan of care doing your time with him, using the following guidelines:
List the defining characteristics for each of the nursing diagnoses, using Carpenito's Nursing Diagnosis: Application to Clinical Practice (available online through the OUHSC Bird Library), or another appropriate reference. Please cite your reference. (20 points)
Mr. Pelasco has been in the rehab facility for two days, so it is likely the plan of care has been started. Describe how you will determine which interventions have been implemented and how, as well as how you will evaluate Mr. Pelasco's progress towards meeting the goals. (20 points)
If you were to learn that the interventions have not been fully implemented and that Mr. Pelasco has made minimal progress towards meeting the goals, describe how you will implement the plan of care during your 12 hours with Mr. Pelasco. (30 points)
Provide an example of appropriate documentation that reflects implementation of the nursing interventions and evaluation of the results. (30 points)