case study Meningitis

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This case presentation aims to identify and determine the general health problems and needs of the patient with an admitting diagnosis of Stroke in the Young.

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Case Study CNS Infection (Meningitis)OBJECTIVES GeneralThis case presentation aims to identify and determine the general health problems and needs of the patient with an admitting diagnosis of Stroke in the Young. This presentation also intends to help patient promote health and medical understanding of such condition through the application of the nursing skills.SpecificTo raise the level of awareness of patient on health problems that he may encounter.To facilitate patient in taking necessary actions to solve and prevent the identified problems on his own.To help patient in motivating him to continue the health care provided by the health workers.To render nursing care and information to patient through the application of the nursing skills.INTRODUCTION A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the part of the brain is suddenly interrupted (ischemic) or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding the brain cells (hemorrhagic).The symptoms of stroke can be: sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body; sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech; sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes; sudden trouble walking; dizziness; or loss of balance or coordination. Brain cells die when they no longer receive oxygen and nutrients from the blood or when they are damaged by sudden bleeding into or around the brain. These damaged cells can linger in a compromised state for several

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