An older client was recently discharged from the hospital for evaluation of seizure activity. His history reveals that he has late-stage Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease, hypertension, and type II diabetes mellitus, which is controlled by diet. He lives at home, where his wife and daughter take care of him. His discharge medications include phenytoin (Dilantin), 100 mg BID; hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL), 50 mg QD; levodopa (Sinemet), 25/100 TID; and haloperidol (Haldol), 1 mg before bed. The client has been referred for home care nursing follow-up.
1. Explain what you know about seizures
2. On the initial home visit by the nurse, what assessments should be made?
3. The wife and daughter need teaching about his antiepileptic medication. What teaching should be included?
4. During the initial home visit, the client experiences a generalized seizure. What action should the nurse take?
5. Answer each question one after the other, please provide at least 2 references and provide intext citations for each reference used.
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