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UNIT-14 -P5 I am going to explain the care strategies that can be used to support individuals with each of the physiological disorders. (Lung Cancer & Asthma).

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´╗┐LAILA SULEIMAN UNIT-14 P5 introduction For assignment, I am going to explain the care strategies that can be used to support individuals with each of the physiological disorders. (Lung Cancer & Asthma). I will be looking at the: 1. The different care settings that individual will experience 2. The people responsible for providing the care 3. The type of care that will be given Overdose Overdose can cause bone marrow depression (fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, sores or white patches in your mouth, or other signs of infection). Care strategies need to be reviewed on daily basis to make sure that they are still in the best interest of the individual?s health. Medications have to be reviewed and checks also need to be carried out to make sure that the medication is still effective. Scans and x-rays may need to be repeated, may be every after 1 month or weeks, to check on the progress, or lack of progress, being made by the care strategy in place. Patients can also be referred back to the GP for monitoring, knowing that only change requiring specialist input will once again be referred. Care strategies need to be reviewed to affect these types of changes to improve the patients? health, avoid duplication and waste of resources and ensure that the NHS is delivering the most cost- effective care to all patients. The strategies used to support individuals with physiological disorders (LUNG CANCER) Statutory Care provision Statutory care provision is required by the law and it is governed by the legislation. Local and health authorities, primary care trusts and hospitals are all subject to the laws of the land in delivering services and meeting set targets. Non- Statutory Care This care is composed of the private and voluntary sectors. Health and social care services are frequently delivered by companies in the business of care, who is aiming to make a profit. ...read more.


Medication Choices Chemotherapy Chemotherapy is called a systemic treatment because the medicines enter your bloodstream, travel through your body, and kill cancer cells both inside and outside the lung area. Some chemotherapy drugs are taken by mouth (orally), while others are injected into a vein. His/ her oncologist will discuss as well as advice him/ her on the chemotherapy treatment specific for her condition. Common chemotherapy medicines include the following: 1. Cisplatin 2. Docetaxel 3. Erlotinib 4. Etoposide 5. Gemcitabine 6. Irinotecan 7. Paclitaxel 8. Pemetrexed 9. Vinorelbine 10. Bevacizumab Bevacizumab is an intravenous (IV) drug that helps prevent formation of blood vessels that supply the tumour with nutrients and help the cancer grow and multiply. Bevacizumab may be used with other chemotherapy drugs, such as carboplatin and paclitaxel, for treating non-small cell lung cancer. Surgery Surgical operations may play a significant part in the progress of some disorders. Surgery is the preferred treatment for patients with early stage. Unfortunately, 60-80% of all patients who have advanced or metastatic disease is not suitable for surgery. Maria will have to go through this as she is just on the early stages of it therefore it is possible to have a surgery. 1. People who have NSCLC that has not spread can tolerate surgery provided they have enough lung function. 2. A portion of a lobe, a full lobe, or an entire lung may be removed. The extent of removal depends on the size of the tumour, its location, and how far it has spread. 3. A technique called cryosurgery is sometimes used for NSCLC. In cryosurgery, the tumour is frozen, which destroys it. This treatment is mainly for relief of fatigue. 4. Cure rates for small peripheral cancers are around 80%. 5. Despite complete surgical removal, a large proportion of patients with early stage cancer have recurrence of cancer and die from it. 6. Surgery is not widely used in SCLC. ...read more.


A GP sees patients in a number of different ways, including on an appointment basis, in drop-in clinics. A GP has a great deal of responsibility as it is down to them to diagnose and treat a large number of disorders. Their main responsibilities are as follows: 1. Meet patients and make a diagnosis based on symptoms, case history and patient feedback. 2. Prescribe medicines to treat specific conditions. 3. Administer general health and lifestyle advice to prevent illness and/or speed recovery. 4. Recommend and refer patients for further tests or treatment with other specialists for conditions that are not treatable by a GP. 5. Administrative duties such as writing sick notes, updating patient records and writing referral Professionals allied to medicine (radiographers) Radiographers are professional health care workers in either a diagnostic x-ray department or a radiotherapy department. They position the individual for the correct angle of the radiation and manage the process of radiography or radiotherapy. Radiotherapists are very important to cancer patients, in particular. However, he/ she will need some care from the radiographers because they have asthma. He/ she will also need to get his/ her lungs and other respiratory system checked. CARE Medication It depends on how severe a person?s asthma is. People with asthma must have a rescue medication available, such as Albuterol, for the quick-relief of asthma symptoms. On the other hand, the majority of people with asthma have need of a controller medication. A controller medication is used to prevent asthma symptoms, and is taken every day regardless of how the person?s asthma is doing that day. There are a few medications that he/ she will be able to use to control his/ her asthma. Asthma Medication 1. Albuterol- this is a bronchodilator. It helps to open up the airways in your lungs to make it easier to breath. 2. Inhaled steroids such as: 3. Flovent (fluticasone) 4. Pulmicort (budesonide), 5. Singulair The medications mentioned above are the ones that he/ she will need for his/ her asthma. Page | LAILA SULEIMAN ...read more.

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