Coe Meade Cdp Anxiety

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Coe Meade Cdp Anxiety

  1. 1. Anxiety
  2. 2. Objective <ul><li>Provided with a scenario of a patient with signs and symptoms of anxiety, the nursing student will be able to categorize the level of anxiety exhibited by the patient, according to the criterion of the 4 levels of anxiety found in your Varcarolis’ text. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Anxiety <ul><li>Response to a stressful situation </li></ul><ul><li>Results from a threat (real or perceived) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Levels of Anxiety <ul><li>Mild </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate </li></ul><ul><li>Severe </li></ul><ul><li>Panic </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mild Anxiety <ul><li>Perceptual field heightened </li></ul><ul><li>Grasps what is happening </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies disturbing things </li></ul><ul><li>Can work toward a goal </li></ul><ul><li>Can examine alternatives </li></ul>
  6. 6. Mild Anxiety <ul><li>Experiences slight discomfort </li></ul><ul><li>Restlessness </li></ul><ul><li>Irritability </li></ul><ul><li>Mild tension relieving behaviors </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moderate Anxiety <ul><li>Perceptual field narrows </li></ul><ul><li>Selective inattention </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to have things pointed out </li></ul><ul><li>Problem solving ability moderately impaired </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit from guidance/support </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moderate Anxiety <ul><li>Shaky voice, concentration difficult </li></ul><ul><li>Sympathetic nervous system symptoms </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moderate Anxiety <ul><li>Mild somatic complaints </li></ul>
  10. 10. Severe Anxiety <ul><li>Perceptual field greatly reduced </li></ul><ul><li>Learning & problem solving not possible </li></ul><ul><li>Attention scattered </li></ul><ul><li>Self-absorbed </li></ul>
  11. 11. Severe Anxiety <ul><li>Can’t attend to events or see connections </li></ul><ul><li>Perceptions distorted </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings of dread/doom </li></ul>
  12. 12. Severe Anxiety <ul><li>Sympathetic nervous system symptoms </li></ul>
  13. 13. Severe Anxiety <ul><li>Confusion, purposeless activity </li></ul>
  14. 14. Severe Anxiety <ul><li>Somatic symptoms increase </li></ul>
  15. 15. Panic Level Anxiety www.everyhomeremedy.com/20/06 09/06 <ul><li>Unable to focus on environment </li></ul><ul><li>Terror, emotional paralysis </li></ul>
  16. 16. Panic Level Anxiety <ul><li>Hallucinations/delusions </li></ul><ul><li>Muteness, severe withdrawal, immobility </li></ul><ul><li>Extreme agitation, severe shakiness </li></ul>
  17. 17. Panic Level Anxiety <ul><li>Disorganized, irrational thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Unintelligible speech </li></ul>
  18. 18. Anxiety <ul><li>Are you prepared to assess your </li></ul><ul><li>patient’s anxiety level? </li></ul>

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