Ryan represents a growing population of young adults who consume too many energy drinks, which can exacerbate conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, headaches, seizures, heart disease and arrhythmias leading to sudden cardiac arrest or even death. Each year, the American Heart Association compiles statistics on heart-related diseases. In 2017, approximately 356,461 people of all ages experience out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrest each year and nine out of 10 victims die.
Ryan’s sudden cardiac arrest was unnecessary and preventable, and he does not have to end up as another death statistic. As a member of his health care team, you will continue to evaluate Ryan’s progress, but a care plan will need to be in place to ensure that his condition doesn’t worsen, reoccur or result in death. With the other members of Ryan’s care team, use the myStation® PowerPoint presentation to develop a care plan that reviews his hospital experience, but also provides steps for Ryan to become healthier and possibly reverse some of the effects of his poor lifestyle choices.
In addition to Ryan’s story, the following resources may be helpful in developing the myStation® PowerPoint presentation: