1. What is meningitis? Discuss nursing intervention for this condition.
2. What is Epilepsy? What causes a seizure?
1. Meningitis is generally found by viral infection but it can also be bacterial or fungal. Some forms of meningitis can prevent by Vaccines. It is an inflammation of the meninges. It is swelling of the membrane which covers the spinal cord and brain . It can affect anybody. some of the most common symptoms of meningitis are headache, fever, and stiff neck.
Nursing care is very important for any type of disease during treatment. The following nursing interventions are very important for meningitis:
* Nurse should monitor vital signs and neurological signs at time to time in a patient.
*Nurse should be very careful about antibiotics, whether the patient has taken or not.
*Rapid IV fluid replacement may be prescribed by doctor but nurse should take care not to overhydrate patient because of the risk of cerebral edema.
* To protect the patient from injury. She should monitor the body weight at daily basis.
* She should inform family about the condition of patient.
2. Epilepsy is a disorder of the brain. It is caused by abnormal activity in the brain. It can affect both male & female. Some of the reasons behind epilepsy are stroke, brain tumor, severe head injuryinjury, brain infection etc.
Seizures can proceed from a number of health conditions. Anything that affects the body or brain, leads to a seizure. Some examples like brain injury at the time of birth, brain infection. The common cause of seizures is epilepsy. Sometimes seizures happen due to high fever, low level of sodium in blood, stroke, brain tumor.
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