Registered Nurses in Florida Can Help Late Stage MS Patients
It’s estimated that globally, more than 2 million people are diagnosed with some form of Multiple Sclerosis. Many of them initially rely on their families for assistance with daily living and other support. However, as the disease progresses, they may need far more care than their loved ones can provide. If you find yourself faced with a family member in the throes of late stage MS, hiring a registered nurse should be considered.
Some registered nurses in Florida specialize in MS care or at the very least have an understanding of the disease’s progression. So they can provide home health care services that family members, close friends and well meaning companions cannot. This is more so the case during periods of exacerbation.
During periods of exacerbation, a MS sufferer’s medical needs are likely to be great. For example, their symptoms may cause the doctor to order high doses of intravenous or oral corticosteroids. Those types of medications normally require a health care professional to be present before, during and after their administration. That’s partially because the drugs have the potential to cause life-threatening side effects.
Even without the medication issues, people with late stage MS also tend to need constant monitoring. The monitoring is typically done to prevent pressure ulcers, urinary tract infections, falls, aspiration pneumonia and other negative events from occurring. In addition, the registered nurse could turn the information obtained during his or her monitoring sessions over to other members of the MS patient’s health care team. They could then use it to quickly adjust care plans and help the patient have the best quality of life possible.
To find a registered nurse in Florida that is willing to provide home care to MS patients, please contact us at Best Care. We are a state-licensed Nurses Registry that currently serves individuals living in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties.