Discuss factors that make this patient more or less compliant with glaucoma treatment plans with your peers.

Discuss factors that make this patient more or less compliant with glaucoma treatment plans with your peers.

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Note: You cannot post to this discussion until week 5.
Initial Discussion Post:
An older patient reports his vision is good even though he has been diagnosed with glaucoma; his medical history includes diabetes and COPD. He has been taking his ordered daily eye drops sporadically, usually forgetting them. His IOP has not dropped as desired. The patient indicates his friend is taking a different eye drop than him for glaucoma and the timolol maleate is working well. He thinks this eye drop would be better for him. How would you educate him & his spouse regarding: the disease process, how it can affect the patient, and the treatment plan including the eye drops? How can you get his engagement and increase his compliance with the treatment plan?
Initial Post:
#1 Identify at least 1 teaching point(s) concerning each of the following:
⦁ Disease process/progression
⦁ Changes patient can expect
⦁ Eye drop treatment
#2 Identify how you will teach this patient to increase his compliance with the plan?
Responses to Peers:
Consider your peer(s)’ interventions and describe how closely it aligns with patient-centered care.
⦁ Discuss factors that make this patient more or less compliant with glaucoma treatment plans with your peers.
⦁ What factor(s) do you feel is/are most common? Is there one?
Your discussion postings must conform to the AD Nursing Discussion Posting Requirements [PDF, File Size 436 KB]; review the requirements prior to submitting your discussion posts. The requirements are also noted under the Course Announcements.
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You are required to post your initial response to the discussion question by Thursday at 11:59 PM (U.S. ET) of the week it is due. Your initial post cannot be a response to another student’s post. Students who do not submit their response to the discussion questions as noted above will have 10 points deducted from their discussion question grade for that week.
Submission Instructions
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Evaluation
This discussion will be graded using the discussion board rubric. Please review this rubric, located on the Rubrics page within the Start Here module of the course, prior to beginning your work to ensure your participation meets the criteria in place for this discussion. All discussions combined are worth 20% of your final course grade.
Your discussion postings may be reviewed for plagiarism. Plagiarism is not acceptable. Evidence of plagiarism will result in a zero (0) grade for the discussion and may also result in academic discipline.
This activity relates to the following Module Outcome(s) (MO):
⦁ MO5: Apply the nursing process for care of the patient with a sensory impairment.
This activity relates to the following Course Outcome(s) (CO) as related to the content covered in this module:
⦁ CO2

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