CASE STUDY Ms Aaliyah Abimbola is a 56-year-old female who emigrated from African 20 years ago. Ms. Abimbola is a single parent with three female children (ages 14, 17, and 18 ) living in the inner-west of Melbourne. You are working on the respiratory ward and have been allocated to Ms. Abimbola who has been admitted with an exacerbation of COPD. Ms. Abimbola presented to A&E via ambulance at 8 AM after experiencing acute shortness of breath while preparing breakfast this morning. Ms. Abimbola went to her local health care clinic 2 weeks ago complaining of increasing shortness of breath and lack of energy. She says she was given some breathing medication (inhalers) by the doctor and told to take it easy for a few days. She has been struggling to get from the ground floor living area to the upstairs bedrooms without resting half-way to catch her breath. She says the medication helps her catch her breath sometimes but she still has to rest halfway even with the medication. Ms. Abimbola has been working at the local flour mill since she arrived in Melbourne from Africa 20 years ago. She has never smoked but says the dust at the flour mill often makes her cough. Her job for the first 3 years was filling bags with flour until that process became fully automated. She then got promoted to running one of the flour grinding machines. 2 years later she got another promotion to shift supervisor in the milling and packaging section. She says her clothes were always covered in white dust at the end of every shift. "I used to look like a ghost at the end of my shift. We all did!" The flour mill made it mandatory to wear a mask and other protective equipment when you're working in the factory about eight years ago. However, Ms. Abimbola has been working in the office for the last 6 years and no-one wears protective equipment in the office as it's not necessary. She says there's always a fine layer of dust on the paperwork in the office because the 'flour just gets everywhere no matter how often you clean or how careful you are." Ms. Abimbola is currently averaging 50 hours/week which means she needs to work on most weekends. Since the COVID 19 lockdown the factory has increased production to 24 hours a day 7 days a week. That means the office is also extremely busy. Ms. Abimbola has always accepted any overtime on offer to help pay the rent for their house and cover the school fees for the Catholic school her children attend. She is adamant that she wants them to get a good education so they can make the most of the opportunities she never had in Africa. She has always been socially active within her church community, but due to her increased working hours, this has restricted her ability to attend mass and contribute to her community. She states that she needs to “prioritize any free time I have so I can spend it with the kids, especially my oldest who is doing VCE this year”. She has two close friends at church who help with looking after her children when she has to work late or on weekends. Ms. Abimbola states that she tries to exercise when she has time and walks to the train station every day to get to work. It used to take 8 minutes each way but lately, it takes at least 20 minutes including rest stops to catch her breath. She also does a lot of walking at the flour mill taking paperwork to the production supervisors and picking up reports for processing. However, she has had to ask one of the younger staff to get the reports and deliver the orders more and moreover the last year or so as she gets too short of breath when she walks too far too quickly. Ms. Abimbola has not spoken to her husband since she and the children left him 6 years ago. She says he used to work at the flour mill but was sacked for being drunk at work eight years ago. He had a hard time finding work so drank heavily and became violent. She took the children and left him after he hit the middle child for spilling his coffee. She doesn't know where he lives and has had no contact with him for over 4 years. Ms. Abimbola has a history of moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and requires CPAP for overnight sleep. She was diagnosed with Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes 3 years ago. Family history Her father died from a stroke in 2005. Medications Metoprolol 100mg daily Aspirin 100mg daily Atorvastatin 20mg mane Glibenclamide (Daonil) 5mg orally daily before breakfast Salbutamol sulfate (Ventolin) 100mcg inhaler as required for symptom relief (1-2 puffs as required) Fluticasone propionate/salmeterol xinafoate (Seretide) 50/25 inhaler (2 puffs BD) Current vital observations: BP 142/96mmHg HR 96bpm RR 24 bpm SpO2 93% on RA T 36.7C Health assessment findings: Height 158cm, Weight 93kg, Total cholesterol level - 5.2mmol/L Fasting BGL - 9.6mmol/L Inspiratory and expiratory wheeze. speaking in short phrases taking 2-3 breaths between each phrase before continuing to speak. Alert and orientated to time, place, and person. Could you please answer the below question for above case study..
Discuss the potential impact of COPD on Ms Abimbola’s three most important activities of daily living. Link your discussion to the Roper-Logan & Tierney model.
Discuss the potential impact of COPD on ms abimbola's three important activities of daily living? Link your discussion to the Roper- Logan& Tierney model.?
Ms Abinbola's she is working local flour mill and she has always socially active her church. Community she is daily activity little walking and exercise only.
How will be manage COPD
Give up smoking
Take your medication correctly
Use oxygen appropriately
Retarain your breathing
Learn techniqes to bring mucus
To determine whether the roper,Logan and Tierney model of nursing care affects the outcomes of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
COPD is a leading chronic health problem throughout the world.Although there are numerous studies on patient with COPD, no studies have have been found regarding patient Care with COPD .investigated from the Roper,Logan and Tierney model perspective.
The Health condition of a patient with COPD.it discuss the use of the Roper- Logan - Tierney activities of daily living frame work model,in conjunction with the nursing process to identify the patient's main priorities for nursing care. COPD is the fifth most common cause of morbidity and mortality in the UK.it is a chronic illness often caused by smoking.The disease is a life- long illness and can affect all aspect of the person' s life furthermore, exacerbation are often poorly controlled resulting in more frequent admissions to hospital b,placing more pressure on patients , nurses and healthcare services.Aspects of care Related to breathing,eating and drinking,and maintaining a safe environment ate explored. The nursing process,as a systemic tool, can help in identifying and understanding the individual needs of patients and aid in establishing patient - centered therapeutic care.
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