The symptoms of cerebral palsy can vary drastically from one patient to the next, so the prescribed treatments must be tailored to the individual. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most common nursing interventions for cerebral palsy.
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Common Nursing Interventions for Cerebral Palsy Birth Injuries
A cerebral palsy birth injury is a lifelong condition that requires ongoing care and rehabilitation. The patient’s medical providers will need to pay close attention to motor functions, nutrition, muscle development, and mental health.
In most cases, cerebral palsy will impair the patient’s mobility. Rehabilitative activities must be planned and implemented to help improve and retain the patient’s motor skills. For example, a patient may have to practice picking up and using cutlery. Additionally, the patient may need to use walking aids such as crutches to optimize their independence.
Patients with cerebral palsy also need emotional support. They can easily become depressed or despondent, particularly after difficult physiotherapy training sessions. The patient’s family should also be educated on how to assist with rehabilitation and integration.
At Cardinal LifeCare Consulting, we specialize in creating in-depth, evidence-based nursing care plans to help paint an accurate picture of a cerebral palsy patient’s current and future medical needs. Our nursing care plans are developed not only to optimize the patient’s health and longevity but also to increase independence and quality of life.
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If you’re an attorney who is involved in a lawsuit concerning a cerebral palsy birth injury, our legal nurse consultants can help prepare your case for trial and assist with negotiations with insurance providers. To get started, call us today at 724-487-0519.