The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Self- Management of Asthma The Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Self-Management of Asthma.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of this paper is to point out that patient education about the causes and management of asthma can significantly reduce health care deficits and the accompanying restriction of daily activities. It also discusses some guidelines that the PNP can use to tailor asthma education to the individual patient and reviews some prepared education programs that have been effective for children. The overall emphasis is to help patients improve the management of their asthma. This means that the PNP must assess patient knowledge deficits, patient learning abilities, and deal effectively with patient reluctance to participate with their own care. An effective asthma self-management program can minimize admission to hospital or disruption to the patients life. This paper points out that the Orems self-care model can be applied in determining self-care deficits and developing an individualized age-appropriate nursing system. An educative-supportive nursing system can be applied in teaching asthma self-management skills in school age children. This paper proposes guidelines for the care of asthma that incorporate Orems Self-Care Model with individual patient developmental levels.
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