Nursing Care Plan for Brain Tumor

NCP - Nursing Care Plan for Brain Tumor

A brain tumor (or brain tumor) is an intracranial solid neoplasm, a tumor (defined as an abnormal growth of cells) within the brain or the central spinal canal.

Brain tumors include all tumors inside the skull or in the central spinal canal. They are created by an abnormal and Uncontrolled cell division, normally either in the brain Itself (neurons, glial cells (astrocytes, oligodendrocytes, ependymal cells, myelin-producing Schwann cells), lymphatic tissue, blood vessels), in the cranial nervous, in the brain envelopes (meninges), skull, pituitary and pineal gland, or spread from cancers primarily located in other organs (metastatic tumors).(wikipedia)

Signs and Symptoms:
  1. Severe headache in the morning, increased when coughing, bending
  2. Convulsions
  3. Signs of increased intra-cranial pressure: blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, decreased auditory function, changes in vital signs, aphasia.
  4. Changes in personality
  5. Impaired memory
  6. Natural disturbance of taste
Classic triad:
  1. Headache
  2. Papilledema
  3. Vomiting
Diagnostic Examination:
  1. Rontgent anterior-posterior skull
  2. EEG
  3. CT Scan
  4. MRI
  5. Angioserebral

Nursing Assessment for Brain Tumor
  1. Client data: name, age, religion, ethnicity, marital status, education, occupation, blood type, address, etc..

  2. Medical history:
    • Main Complaints
    • Medical history Now
    • Previous Health History
    • Family Health History

  3. Physical Examination
    • Nerves: seizures, bizarre behavior, disorientation, aphasia, decreased / loss of memory, inappropriate affect, hissing
    • Vision: decreased field of vision, blurred vision
    • Hearing: tinnitus, hearing loss, hallucinations
    • Cardiac: bradycardia, hypertension
    • Respiratory system: respiratory rhythm increased, dyspnea, potential airway obstruction, neuromuscular dysfunction
    • Hormonal System: amenorrhoea, hair loss, diabetes mellitus
    • Motor: hyperextension, joints weakness

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