Which of the following strategies would the nurse incorporate in the plan of care to help the client cope with this illness? A female client with Guillian-Barre syndrome has ascending paralysis and is intubated and receiving mechanical ventilation.
A. Giving client full control over care decisions and restricting visitors B. Providing positive feedback and encouraging active range of motion C. Providing information, giving positive feedback, and encouraging relaxation D. Providing intravaneously administered sedatives, reducing distractions and limiting visitors
The answer to this is C. The nurse should have the ability to provide positive information. There will be facts that the patient and the family members have to know. The more familiar people are with the information, the better. Giving positive feedback is also required.
A person’s morale may be at its all-time-low especially since paralysis is ascending. Allowing the patient to stay positive will help improve the person’s feeling. The patient has to relax more because stress can cause further problems with the person’s overall system. There are different relaxation techniques available that can keep the patient’s mind off some things.
Providing information, giving positive feedback, and encouraging relaxation
The client with Guillain-Barré syndrome experiences fear and anxiety from the ascending paralysis and sudden onset of the disorder. The nurse can alleviate these fears by providing accurate information about the clients condition, giving expert care and positive feedback to the client, and encouraging relaxation and distraction. The family can become involved with selected care activities and provide diversion for the client as well.