Willowmere, Riverside, Connecticut

$500.00

Adult with Bipolar Disorder and Psychotic Features

1 in stock

SKU: 4099a4562a5e Category:

Description

About the Client:
We are dedicated to supporting the well-being of a 35-year-old adult diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The individual experiences psychotic features during manic episodes, which significantly impact their daily functioning and overall stability. Our primary goal is to provide comprehensive care and support tailored to the client’s unique needs, promoting mood stability, symptom management, and relapse prevention.

Project Overview:
We are seeking a nursing team with expertise in psychiatric nursing and mood disorders to collaborate with us in developing and implementing an individualized care plan for the client. This project involves providing medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive interventions to address the client’s symptoms and promote long-term stability.

Responsibilities:

– **Medication Management:**
– Administer and monitor the client’s prescribed mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications, ensuring adherence, efficacy, and safety.
– Collaborate with the client’s healthcare provider to adjust medication dosages as needed based on the client’s symptoms, side effects, and treatment response.

– **Psychoeducation:**
– Provide the client and their caregivers with comprehensive psychoeducation about bipolar disorder, including the nature of the illness, common symptoms, and the importance of medication adherence.
– Offer guidance on recognizing early warning signs of manic episodes and developing strategies for managing symptoms and preventing relapse.

– **Supportive Interventions:**
– Offer emotional support and encouragement to the client during periods of symptom exacerbation or distress, helping them cope with the challenges of living with bipolar disorder.
– Facilitate access to additional support services, such as support groups, peer counseling, or community resources, to enhance the client’s social support network and overall well-being.

– **Crisis Intervention:**
– Develop a crisis intervention plan in collaboration with the client and their healthcare team to address acute symptoms or situations that may escalate into psychiatric emergencies.
– Provide guidance on crisis management techniques, de-escalation strategies, and accessing emergency mental health services when needed.

Requirements:

– **Qualifications and Experience:**
– Registered nurses (RNs) with experience in psychiatric nursing or mental health settings, preferably with expertise in managing bipolar disorder and psychotic features.
– Knowledge of psychopharmacology, including mood stabilizers and antipsychotic medications commonly used in the treatment of bipolar disorder.

– **Skills and Competencies:**
– Strong assessment and observation skills to monitor the client’s mental status, medication response, and potential side effects.
– Effective communication and counseling skills to provide psychoeducation, support, and crisis intervention to the client and their caregivers.

– **Personal Attributes:**
– Empathy, compassion, and nonjudgmental attitude toward individuals living with mental illness, fostering trust, rapport, and therapeutic relationships.
– Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience in responding to the dynamic nature of bipolar disorder and supporting the client through periods of symptom exacerbation and remission.

By providing medication management, psychoeducation, and supportive interventions, the nursing team aims to promote stability, symptom management, and relapse prevention for the client with bipolar disorder. Together, we are committed to empowering the client in managing their condition, enhancing their quality of life, and promoting overall well-being.

 

Total Budget: $496,735.20