Nursing Interventions for Colorectal Cancer

Nursing Interventions: Colorectal Cancer

  1. Prepare the patient for surgery, as indicated.
  2. Provide comfort measures and reassurance for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
  3. Prepare the patient for the adverse effects of chemotherapy and take steps to minimize this effects.
  4. Use strict aseptic technique when caring for I.V. catheters.
  5. Have the patient wash his hands before and after meals and after going to the bathroom.
  6. Listen to the patient’s fears and concerns, stay with him during periods of severe stress and anxiety.
  7. Encourage the patient to identify actions and care measures that will promote his comfort and relaxation.
  8. Monitor the patient’s bowel patterns.
  9. Monitors the patient’s diet modification, and assess the adequacy of his nutrition intake.
  10. Direct the patient to follow a high fiber diet.
  11. Caution him to take laxatives or an antidiarrheal medications only as prescribed by the doctor.
  12. Inform the patient about screening and early detection.
  1. Prepare the patient for surgery, as indicated.
  2. Provide comfort measures and reassurance for patients undergoing radiation therapy.
  3. Prepare the patient for the adverse effects of chemotherapy and take steps to minimize this effects.
  4. Use strict aseptic technique when caring for I.V. catheters.
  5. Have the patient wash his hands before and after meals and after going to the bathroom.
  6. Listen to the patient’s fears and concerns, stay with him during periods of severe stress and anxiety.
  7. Encourage the patient to identify actions and care measures that will promote his comfort and relaxation.
  8. Monitor the patient’s bowel patterns.
  9. Monitors the patient’s diet modification, and assess the adequacy of his nutrition intake.
  10. Direct the patient to follow a high fiber diet.
  11. Caution him to take laxatives or an antidiarrheal medications only as prescribed by the doctor.
  12. Inform the patient about screening and early detection.

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