Nursing How To’s: Changing A Wet to Dry Dressing

While there are wounds that heal on their own without the need for dressing to help them heal, there are also those that require a dressing to allow them to heal properly and keep out elements that can cause the wound not to heal properly. The wound’s dressing allows the dead skin cells to collect […]

Importance of Effective Communication in Nursing

One of the neglected aspects in nursing is the use of therapeutic communication in the profession. For nurses to be able to perform their jobs well, they should first be able to communicate well and effectively with a wide range of people, be it their co-workers, their superiors, subordinates and patients. Studies show a well-established […]

Nursing interventions for CSF Rhinorrhea

Elevate head of patient (approximately 15-30 degrees) to prevent a negative gradient between intracranial and paranasal sinus cavities that would allow an ascending path for the bacteria intracranially. This angle of inclination is sufficient to reduce the CSF pressure at the basal cisterns. Put patient on bed rest (7-10 day trial of bed rest) Apply […]

Nursing Interventions for Ectopic Pregnancy

Upon arrival at the emergency room, place the woman flat in bed. Assess the vital signs to establish baseline data and determine if the patient is under shock. Maintain accurate intake and output to establish the patient’s renal function. Monitor maternalvital signs to determine the presence of hypotensionand tachycardiacaused byrupture or hemorrhage. Vital signs, especially […]

Nursing Interventions for Hydatidiform mole (H. mole)

Monitor for evidence of hemorrhage such as vital signs, abdominal pain, uterine status, and vaginal bleedin Remember to assess the BP, check if the patient is bleeding profusely, and make sure to notify the doctor immediately. Start intravenous (IV) infusion with an 18-gauge intracatheter as ordered. Teach deep breathing techniques to alleviate the pain. Use […]

Nursing Interventions for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Advise patient to take a shower at least once a day for 15-20 minutes for the bath water will seep into the skin saturation. Shower more frequently if signs and symptoms increased. Advise patient to use warm water, not hot water since hot water causes vasodilation which will improve pruritus. After bathing, allow the skin […]