Assignment 1: Application – Protocol for Diagnosis, Management, and Follow-Up Care of Disorders, week 7
As pediatric patients grow from infancy to adolescence, there are many common body system disorders that may potentially present. As an advanced practice nurse caring for these patients, you must understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of these disorders as this will help you to recognize symptoms and select appropriate assessment and treatment options. In this Assignment, you prepare for your role in clinical settings as you design a protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care for a common body system disorder.
My choice of Topic (Tetralogy of Fallot)
Tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot
Tetralogy of Fallot, a common body system disorder that is present at birth. It occurs to about one in about 2,000 new-borns. The disease has four related heart defects, which include ventricular septal defect, overriding aorta, pulmonary stenosis and right ventricular hypertrophy. Children with the tetralogy of Fallot may also have other ventricular septal flaws, an atrial defect or irregularities in the branching form of their coronary arteries. Some patients have a complete hindrance to the flow of blood from the right ventricle. The disease may also be related to chromosomal abnormalities. In the early detection of tetralogy of Fallot, physicians frequently treat the disease by open-heart surgery. The baby’s signs and size determine the timing of surgery. The paper focuses on the defects, protocol for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up care for tetralogy of Fallot.
The disorder has a combination of four defects that occur together. To start with is Ventricular septal defect, which is a hole between the two ventricles. In major aorta defect, the aortic valve is engorged and seems to arise from the ventricles rather than the left ventricle. Pulmonary stenosis involves contraction of the pulmonary valve and outflow area underneath the valve that blocks the flow of blood from the right ventricle to the pulmonary artery (O`Brien& Marsh...