Nonpharmacologic causes and interventions

Case study#4 chapters 14& 15 Chapter 14- Case Study Questions This activity contains 3 questions. An elderly patient presents to his physician’s office with a complaint of insomnia. The patient states he has trouble falling and then staying asleep. He has a history of hypertension and types 2 diabetes mellitus. He takes Lasix 20 mg daily for hypertension and controls his diabetes with a diet. 1. When obtaining the patient’s history, what information should the nurse look for as potential type and cause of insomnia? 2. The physician diagnoses the client with short-term insomnia. What nonpharmacologic causes and interventions should the nurse include in the education for this client? 3. How should the nurse respond when is, " Why can’t I just take a pill to help me sleep?"

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