Nursing Interventions for Parkinson’s Disease
November 11, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Parkinson’s Disease
- Administer medications promptky on schedule to maintain continuous therapy drug levels.
- Encourage independence. Provide assistive devices as appropriate.
- Provide rest periods between activities.
- Provide frequent warm baths and massage to help relax muscles and relieve muscle cramps.
- Protect the patient from injury.
- Have the patient sit in an upright position when eating.
- Provide the patient with semi-solid diet, which is easier to swallow than a diet consisting of solid and liquids.
- Monitor drug treatment and report any adverse reactions.
- Monitor for complications caused by involuntary movements, such as aspiration or injury from falls.
- Evaluate the patient’s nutritional intake, and weigh him regularly.