Nursing Interventions for Cirrhosis
September 21, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Cirrhosis
- Position bed for maximal respiratory efficiency.
- Provide oxygen as ordered.
- Initiate efforts to prevent respiratory, circulatory, and vascular disturbances.
- Encourage patient to increase activity gradually and plan rest with activity and mild exercise.
- Provide a nutritious, high-protein diet supplemented by B-complex vitamins and others, including A, C, and K and folic acid if there is no indication of impending coma.
- Provide small, frequent meals, consider patient preferences, and encourage patient to eat; provide protein supplements, if indicated.
- Change the position frequently.
- Avoid using irritating soap and adhesive tape.
- Use padded side rails if patient becomes agitated or restless.
- Orient to time, place, and procedures to minimize agitation.
- Instruct patient to ask for assistance to get out of bed.
- Provide safety measures to prevent injury or cuts.
- Apply pressure to venipuncture sites to minimize bleeding.