The Pearl District, Portland, Oregon


Multiple Sclerosis Patient with Spasticity, Fatigue, and Bladder Dysfunction

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About the Client:
We are committed to providing comprehensive care for our 35-year-old family member who is living with multiple sclerosis (MS). She faces various challenges associated with the condition, including spasticity, fatigue, and bladder dysfunction, which significantly impact her daily life and quality of life. Our primary goal is to optimize her function and well-being by effectively managing these symptoms and providing supportive interventions tailored to her needs.

Project Overview:
We are seeking an experienced nursing team specializing in neurology and rehabilitation to provide comprehensive support for our family member with multiple sclerosis. This project involves implementing strategies to manage spasticity, reduce fatigue, and address bladder dysfunction, ultimately optimizing her function and enhancing her quality of life despite the challenges posed by MS.


– **Spasticity Management:**
– Assess the severity and impact of spasticity on the client’s mobility and activities of daily living.
– Implement spasticity management strategies, including prescribed medications, stretching exercises, and assistive devices to improve muscle tone and flexibility.

– **Fatigue-Reducing Strategies:**
– Evaluate factors contributing to the client’s fatigue, such as sleep disturbances, heat sensitivity, and physical exertion.
– Recommend fatigue-reducing strategies, such as energy conservation techniques, pacing activities, and scheduling rest breaks throughout the day.

– **Urological Interventions:**
– Assess the client’s bladder function and urinary symptoms, such as urgency, frequency, and incontinence.
– Coordinate urological interventions, such as bladder training, pelvic floor exercises, and medication management, to optimize bladder function and minimize urinary symptoms.

– **Education and Self-Management:**
– Provide education to the client and her family on managing symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, including spasticity, fatigue, and bladder dysfunction.
– Empower the client to actively participate in her care by teaching self-management techniques, monitoring symptoms, and recognizing signs of exacerbation or complications.

– **Collaboration and Coordination:**
– Collaborate with the client’s healthcare team, including neurologists, physical therapists, and urologists, to coordinate care and optimize treatment outcomes.
– Communicate regularly with the client and her family to ensure their needs and preferences are addressed, and provide ongoing support and guidance throughout the management process.


– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Certification or extensive experience in neurology nursing and rehabilitation nursing, with a focus on providing specialized care for individuals with multiple sclerosis.
– Proficiency in assessing and managing symptoms associated with multiple sclerosis, including spasticity, fatigue, and bladder dysfunction, utilizing evidence-based interventions to optimize function and quality of life.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong clinical assessment skills to evaluate spasticity severity, fatigue impact, and bladder function in individuals with multiple sclerosis, utilizing validated assessment tools and clinical judgment to guide symptom management decisions.
– Effective communication and collaboration skills to work with interdisciplinary healthcare team members and engage with clients and their families in shared decision-making regarding symptom management and rehabilitation goals.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Compassion, empathy, and a patient-centered approach to care, recognizing the unique needs and challenges faced by individuals living with multiple sclerosis and providing support in a sensitive and respectful manner.
– Resilience and adaptability to navigate the complex and dynamic nature of multiple sclerosis, maintaining professionalism and compassion in the face of evolving symptoms and treatment strategies.

Patient Case:

**Comprehensive Symptom Management for Multiple Sclerosis in a 35-year-old Woman**

– **Patient:** 35-year-old woman
– **Condition:** Multiple sclerosis (MS)
– **Challenges:** Spasticity, fatigue, bladder dysfunction impacting function and quality of life
– **Requirements:** Spasticity management, fatigue-reducing strategies, urological interventions to optimize function and quality of life


Total Budget: $382,104.00