Nursing Management

Nursing Management

    • Signs and symptoms of stress response
    • Physical
      • Increased HR and BP, hyperventilation, or headache
    • Behavioral
      • Anxiety, irritability, or impaired speech
    • Cognitive
      • Self-reports of forgetfulness or indecision
  • First step in managing stress is awareness of its presence
    • Stressful feelings will be expressed
    • Facilitate and enhance coping strategies
    • Interventions depend on severity of stress experience
  • Most coping and relaxation strategies can be taught in 10-15 minutes
  • Choose a strategy to best suit the patient and situation
  • Give directions calmly and slowly in short, simple sentences