Nursing Interventions

Nursing Interventions for Abdominal Aneurysm

Nursing Interventions: Abdominal Aneurysm Allow the patient to express his fears and concerns about the diagnosis. Offer the patient and his family psychological support. Administered ordered medications to control aneurysm progression. Provide analgesics to relieve pain, if present. Assess the patient’s vital signs, especially blood pressure, every 4 hours or more frequently, depending on the […]

Nursing Interventions for Fever

Pyrexia – Body temperature above normal range. (also hyperthermia, fever) Types of Fever 1. Intermittent Fever – The temperature fluctuates between periods of fever and periods of normal/subnormal temperature. 2. Remittent Fever – The temperature fluctuates within a wide range over the 24 hours period but remains above normal range. 3. Relapsing Fever – The […]

Nursing Procedure and Interventions for Hemodialysis

Hemodialysis – Cleansing the blood of accumulated waste products Uses 1. Short term therapy in acutely ill clients 2. Long term use in clients with end-stage renal disease Hemodialysis requires five things: 1. Access to patient’s circulation (usually via fistula) 2. Access to a dialysis machine and dialyzer with a semipermeable membrane 3. The appropriate […]

Nursing Interventions: Post Cast Application and Cast Removal

A. Plaster of Paris casts     1. Handle fresh cast carefully (first 48 hours)          a. Indentations may cause pressure points under the cast         b. Handle the cast with open palms of hands     2. Do not apply pressure to the cast     3. Do not cover the cast – allow to air dry […]

Nursing Interventions for a Client with Ostomy; Additional Guidelines for Nursing Care

Empty pouches when they are about 1/3 to half full If needed, protect skin around ileostomy stoma Ostomies threaten body image. Do not force client to look at stoma. Fears of mutilation, shame, rejection are common Clients may feel powerless because they cannot fully control bodily functions Assist client to establish normal elimination routine. Observe […]

Nursing Interventions for Clients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic airflow limitation, is a group of disorders associated with persistent or recurrent obstruction of airflow, which include chronic bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. These conditions frequently overlap. Most commonly, bronchitis and emphysema occur together. Asthma frequently occurs alone without the triad of bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. The […]