patients aged 5-15 years and only 10% occur in patients older than 40 years. Acute nephritis mayoccur at any age, including infancy.
b. Reasons of choosing such case for presentation
The group chose this study out of curiosity as it was our first time to encounter such caseand because of that, the group was interested in it. We were willing to undergo new experienceswhich would bring new learnings for the group as most of us have not been exposed yet to thePediatric ward. Another reason was that it was one of the suggestions of our clinical instructor to be used in making case study.
c.Importance of the case study
This case study will help the group in understanding the disease process of the patient.This would also help the group in identifying the primary needs of the patient with acute GN andacute PN. By identifying such needs and health problems of the patient associated with thedisease and understanding why such needs and health problems arise the group can nowformulate an individualized care plan for the patient that would address these needs and problems effectively. Effective management of the problems identified will help the patient torecover faster and maintain a holistic sense of wellness even while in the hospital.This case study would also equip the group with knowledge, skills and attitude on how tomanage future patients with the same or similar disease.
d. Objectives (Nurse Centered)
- To gain new information about the patient’s disease and its etiology, pathophysiology,clinical manifestations as well as the standard medical and nursing management so that we mayapply this newly-acquired knowledge to our patient as well as similar situations in the future.- To learn new clinical skills as well as sharpen our current clinical skills required in themanagement of the patient with acute GN and acute PN.- To develop our sense of unselfish love and empathy in rendering nursing care to our patient so that we may be able to serve future clients with a higher level of holistic understandingas well as individualized care.
b.NURSING PROCESSA.ASSESSMENT1.PERSONAL DATA
A.Demographic Data Name: Boy XAge: 5 y/oSex: MaleReligious Affiliation: CatholicRole position of the family: Second sonAddress: Brgy. Mangga, Capas Tarlac CityDate of Birth: February 21, 2003 Nationality: Filipino