In a couple days, St. Charles Church in New Jersey is hosting a charity event for activity intolerance among the senior community in our county. The goal is spread awareness about the dreadful condition that hundreds of people suffer from every day. Many people do not know what this condition is and how many people suffer from it. The numbers are actually quite daunting. What is more staggering is how little people get treated for it.
So what is activity intolerance? Insufficient psychological or physiological to endure to complete required or desired daily activity. That is how NANDA defines this condition. There are a couple factors that are related to its condition. They activity intolerance is related to a serious disease or chronic illness. It can also be related to overall physical weakness and deterioration.
Related factors usually include insufficient rest, lack of conditioning, extensive bed rest, chronic pain and depression, large amounts of stress and anxiety, lack of motivation or inspiration, insufficient oxygen intake, cognitive degeneration, and physical inactivity. These issues could all be responsible for activity intolerance. Those who have a history of cardiac, bone, or diabetic issues are also more prone to this condition.
This condition is designated by signs of physical weakness or fatigue, unable to perform basic physical activities, irregular discomfort during basic daily activities, and irregular blood pressure. These are signs to look for you suspect anyone you know might have activity intolerance.
Interventions derived through the nursing process and care plans are the best ways today to treat these conditions nowadays. This process is based on nurse diagnoses and observations. These plans are usually very patient specific but standardized processes that allow nurses to follow the same metric of procedure. This treatment can be followed by all nurses once the plan is laid for them. The treatment administered will hopefully allow the patient to recover gradually.
Our charity event today is get some nurses and patients into the church and bring them together. These patients all suffer from activity intolerance. These volunteer nurses are here to help out for a couple hours to give to regular staff some rest. The patients seemed very grateful and seemed more energetic than usual given their condition. We were very grateful to have nurses come in today and help out. Please spread the word about activity intolerance. People need to aware of what it is and how they can help.