Sensory/Perceptual Alterations

by Diana Shenefield, PhD

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    Welcome, this lecture is on sensory/perceptual alterations and it is part of the Psychosocial Integrity part of the NCLEX exam. My name is Diana Shenefield. Let's get started. So what is this topic include? We are gonna look at providing direct patient care that promotes and supports a patient's needs based upon visual auditory, and cognitive distortions. You know we talk about vision and hearing those are pretty easy. You are thinking about can't see, can't hear. So what can I do as a nurse? Or when you starting taking in cognitively and cognitive distortion. What all is that include and are we think about that with our patients? Our learning outcomes is we wanna address our patient's need based on visual, auditory and cognitive disorders. So again our patients that can't see. Are we making sure that their environment safe? If they can't hear. Are we making sure that we are communicating to them? And then they understand what we are saying. Or we are providing them with resources for hearing aid and those kinds of things. And then as far as cognitive distortions, we gonna talk about sensory deprivation, sensory over-stimulation and "What that does to our patients?". They keeps them from understanding our communication and may altered their care or causes serious injury. We are also gonna talk about providing care. To make sure that our patient's sensory needs are provided for. So our practice question for this section is called: The home care nurse is visiting a patient who is in a body cast. So they got in to go home, they are in body cast and they are in their own home. The nurse is performing an assessment and is assessing the psychosocial adjustment of the patient to the cast. The nurse would most appropriately...

    About the Lecture

    The lecture Sensory/Perceptual Alterations by Diana Shenefield, PhD is from the course Psychosocial Integrity. It contains the following chapters:

    • Sensory and Perceptual Alterations
    • Sensory - Essential Guidelines
    • Sensory Deprivation
    • Sensory Overload
    • Sensory Deficit

    Included Quiz Questions

    1. Adherence to medication therapy is essential to reduce risk of vision loss.
    2. Fluid restriction is needed to reduce intraocular pressure.
    3. Disorder often has no symptoms.
    4. Disorder is typically diagnosed after an episode of eye infection.
    1. Report visual changes immediately.
    2. Report itching and redness.
    3. Resume all preoperative activities.
    4. Creamy white discharge is a sign of infection.
    1. Risk for injury
    2. Risk for disturbed sleep pattern
    3. Impaired sensory perception: Auditory
    4. Risk for ineffective coping

    Author of lecture Sensory/Perceptual Alterations

     Diana Shenefield, PhD

    Diana Shenefield, PhD

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