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Which nursing diagnosis takes the highest priority for a client with Parkinsons crisis?



A. Imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements
B. Ineffective airway clearance
C. Impaired urinary elimination
D. Risk for injury
Asked by Chloe, Last updated: May 24, 2020

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Barry Mclean

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Barry Mclean, Sales Manager, MBA, Ewa

Answered Jan 17, 2019

The answer to this is B. In a lot of medical emergencies, this will always be considered serious because people would need the opportunity to breathe. In people who have Parkinson’s disease, this can be considered an emergency as the patient will be immobilized.

When the airway clearance is compromised, this can also make a person more susceptible to a lot of other respiratory diseases that may worsen the patient’s condition. The other things that are mentioned above may also be serious but will not warrant as much emergency as letter B. This means that they are not life-threatening and different treatments can still be done in order to improve their condition.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Ineffective airway clearance-in parkinsons crisis, dopamine-related symptoms are severely exacerbated, virtually immobilizing the client. a client who is confined to bed during a crisis is at risk for aspiration and pneumonia. also, excessive drooling increases the risk of airway obstruction. because of these concerns, ineffective airway clearance is the priority diagnosis for this client. although imbalanced nutrition:less than body requirements, impaired urinary elimination and risk for injury also are appropriate diagnoses for this client, they arent immediately lifethreatening and thus are less urgent.
 

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