Crescent Park, Sea Girt, New Jersey


Young Adult with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Hypervigilance

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About the Client:
We are dedicated to supporting a 26-year-old adult with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), who is experiencing hypervigilance and flashbacks. Our primary aim is to reduce these debilitating symptoms and improve overall functioning through comprehensive, trauma-informed care.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team with expertise in mental health, particularly in trauma-focused care. This project involves providing trauma-focused therapy, teaching relaxation techniques, and managing medications to help alleviate symptoms of PTSD and improve the client’s quality of life.


– **Trauma-Focused Therapy:**
– Collaborate with mental health professionals to facilitate trauma-focused therapy, such as Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) or Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
– Support the client through therapy sessions, providing a safe and supportive environment for processing traumatic experiences.
– Assist in integrating therapeutic techniques into the client’s daily routine.

– **Relaxation Techniques:**
– Introduce and teach various relaxation techniques, including deep breathing exercises, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, and mindfulness meditation to help manage hypervigilance and reduce stress.
– Customize relaxation techniques to fit the client’s preferences and encourage consistent practice.

– **Medication Management:**
– Administer and manage prescribed medications, such as antidepressants or anti-anxiety medications, ensuring adherence to the treatment plan.
– Monitor for side effects and effectiveness of medications, adjusting the regimen in collaboration with healthcare providers.
– Educate the client about the importance of medication adherence and potential side effects.

– **Coping Skills and Safety Planning:**
– Help the client develop and implement coping strategies to manage flashbacks and hypervigilance.
– Create a safety plan to address potential triggers and ensure the client knows how to seek help during a crisis.

– **Care Coordination and Support:**
– Work closely with the client’s therapists, psychiatrists, and primary care providers to ensure a coordinated approach to care.
– Provide continuous emotional support and reassurance to the client, fostering a trusting therapeutic relationship.

– **Family Involvement and Education:**
– Engage with the client’s family to educate them about PTSD, its symptoms, and ways they can support the client.
– Offer family therapy or support groups if needed to address the family’s concerns and enhance their understanding of the condition.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in mental health nursing, particularly with trauma-informed care and PTSD.
– Proficiency in administering and managing medications for mental health conditions.
– Experience in teaching and implementing relaxation techniques and coping strategies.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong therapeutic communication skills to build rapport with the client and support them through therapy.
– Knowledge of trauma-focused therapy techniques and their application.
– Ability to coordinate care with a multidisciplinary team.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassion, empathy, and a nonjudgmental approach to care.
– Patience and resilience in supporting the client through potentially challenging therapeutic processes.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Support for a 26-year-old Adult with PTSD**

– **Patient:** 26-year-old adult
– **Condition:** Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
– **Challenges:** Hypervigilance, flashbacks
– **Requirements:** Trauma-focused therapy, relaxation techniques, medication management

Action Plan:

1. **Initial Assessment:**
– Conduct a comprehensive assessment of the client’s mental health, including PTSD symptoms, triggers, and current coping mechanisms.
– Review medical history and current medications to inform treatment planning.

2. **Developing a Care Plan:**
– Create an individualized care plan that includes trauma-focused therapy, relaxation techniques, and medication management.
– Set realistic and measurable goals for reducing PTSD symptoms and improving functioning.

3. **Implementing Interventions:**
– Facilitate trauma-focused therapy sessions, supporting the client throughout the therapeutic process.
– Teach and practice relaxation techniques regularly, integrating them into the client’s daily routine.
– Administer and manage medications, monitoring for effectiveness and side effects.

4. **Ongoing Monitoring and Adjustment:**
– Continuously monitor the client’s symptoms and progress, adjusting the care plan as needed based on their response.
– Maintain regular communication with the client’s mental health providers to ensure coordinated care.

5. **Family and Social Support:**
– Engage with the client’s family to provide education and support, enhancing their ability to support the client.
– Offer resources for family therapy or support groups if needed.

By implementing these strategies, the nursing team will provide essential support to the client, helping to reduce PTSD symptoms and improve overall quality of life.


Total Budget: $496,735.20