Hayes Valley – San Francisco, California

$500.00

Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

1 in stock

SKU: 8b249df09509 Category:

Description

About the Client:
We are a supportive and empathetic family deeply committed to enhancing the quality of life for our cherished family member who is bravely coping with severe rheumatoid arthritis. Our primary objective is to provide him with the specialized care and support he needs to manage his condition effectively and maintain his independence and dignity despite the challenges posed by this debilitating disease.

Project Overview:
We are seeking experienced nurses who are compassionate and knowledgeable about rheumatoid arthritis care to provide comprehensive support for our family member with severe rheumatoid arthritis. This project involves a 6-month contract, with the potential for extension based on his ongoing health needs and the management of his condition.

Responsibilities:

Provide compassionate and attentive care tailored to the unique needs of a patient with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Implement pain management interventions to alleviate discomfort, reduce inflammation, and improve the patient’s overall comfort and well-being.
Administer prescribed medications, including disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and corticosteroids, to manage symptoms and slow disease progression.
Educate the patient on joint protection techniques and adaptive strategies to minimize stress on affected joints, prevent deformities, and maintain mobility and function.
Conduct physical therapy sessions focused on improving joint flexibility, strength, and range of motion, enhancing the patient’s functional independence and quality of life.
Collaborate closely with the patient’s medical team, including rheumatologists, orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, to coordinate care, optimize treatment strategies, and address emerging needs and challenges.
Requirements:

Certification as a registered nurse with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in rheumatology, orthopedics, or rehabilitation nursing.
Proficiency in pain management techniques, including medication administration, nonpharmacological interventions (e.g., heat therapy, splinting), and patient education, to address the complex pain associated with severe rheumatoid arthritis.
Strong understanding of rheumatoid arthritis pathophysiology, treatment modalities, and potential complications, including joint deformities, systemic manifestations, and comorbidities.
Ability to provide comprehensive physical therapy interventions, including therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, and joint protection strategies, to optimize the patient’s joint function, mobility, and quality of life.
Excellent communication skills and a compassionate demeanor, fostering trust and rapport with the patient and his family members, and collaborating effectively with interdisciplinary healthcare teams.
Patient Case:

Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

Patient: 65-year-old male

Condition: The patient is struggling with severe and debilitating rheumatoid arthritis, characterized by chronic joint inflammation, pain, stiffness, and functional impairment. He requires comprehensive care to manage his symptoms, slow disease progression, and maintain his independence and quality of life.

Care Plan:

Pain Management: Implement pain management interventions to alleviate joint pain and discomfort, including medication administration (e.g., NSAIDs, DMARDs, corticosteroids), nonpharmacological interventions (e.g., heat therapy, splinting), and patient education on pain management strategies.
Medication Administration: Administer prescribed medications as directed by healthcare professionals, ensuring adherence to treatment regimens, monitoring for side effects, and adjusting medications as needed to optimize symptom control and disease management.
Joint Protection Techniques: Educate the patient on joint protection techniques and adaptive strategies to minimize stress on affected joints, prevent deformities, and maintain mobility and function, enhancing his independence and quality of life.
Physical Therapy: Conduct individualized physical therapy sessions focused on improving joint flexibility, strength, and range of motion, utilizing therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, and assistive devices to optimize the patient’s functional independence and overall well-being.
Collaboration with Medical Team: Work closely with the patient’s interdisciplinary medical team, including rheumatologists, orthopedic specialists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists, to coordinate care, optimize treatment strategies, and address emerging needs and challenges, ensuring comprehensive and integrated care for the patient.

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20