Michael Bates, a 65 year old man, has been admitted with severe gastroenteritis. He is complaining of fatigue and general malaise and feels light headed and nauseous. He has a history of Multiple Sclerosis which has also worsened with his gastroenteritis. He has become occasionally incontinent of urine since his illness. He usually lives at home with his family. His base line observations and vital signs are as below.
Poor skin turgor
Answer the questions listed in relation to the following case studies.
Q1. Define gastroenteritis and list some common causes.
Q2. Explain the poor skin turgor in relation to his gastroenteritis.
Q3. Based on the information provided what would be a likely cause of his blood pressure reading?
Q4. Provide two signs /symptoms of gastroenteritis.
Q5. Describe the pathophysiology of multiple sclerosis?
Q6. Which group of people are likely to develop this illness?
Q7. List some common symptoms that someone might experience who has multiple sclerosis.
Q8. Complete two nursing care plans for Betty. Each nursing care plan should have a one nursing diagnosis, one goal, two interventions supported by two rationale.