You patient is newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). What basic information should you provide to the patient?
It is a progressive demylinating disease of the nervous system.
A client with multiple sclerosis is admitted to the unit. When the nurse assesses the client she notices that the client is demonstrating involuntary rhythmic eye movements. What term will the nurse use in her documentation to describe these involuntary rhythmic eye movements?
When providing discharge teaching for a client with multiple sclerosis (MS), the nurse should include which instruction?
"Avoid hot baths and showers."
A nurse is caring for a client with multiple sclerosis. Client education about the disease process includes which of the following explanations about the cause of the disorder?
The immune system recognizes one's own tissues as "foreign."
A group of nursing students is giving an oral report on multiple sclerosis (MS) to their med-surg class. What primary manifestation would the students report is the most likely to be assessed in a patient diagnosed with MS?
Difficulty in coordination
A client with multiple sclerosis is being discharged. The nurse understands that living with chronic conditions imposes many challenges, including the need to accomplish the following. Choose all that apply.
• Alleviate and manage symptoms • Validate family functioning • Validate individual self-worth