Nursing Interventions for Cushing’s Syndrome

Nursing Interventions: Cushing’s Syndrome

  1. Consult a dietician to plan a high in protein and potassium but low in calories, carbohydrates, and sodium.
  2. Use protective measures to reduce the risk of infection.
  3. Schedule activites around the patient’s rest periods to avoid fatigue.
  4. Institute safety precaustions to minimize the risk of injury from the falls.
  5. Help the client to walk, to avoid bumps and bruises.
  6. Help the bedridden patient to turn and reposition herself every 2 hours.
  7. Use extreme caution when moving the patient to minimize trauma and bone stress.
  8. Provide frequent skin care, especially over bony prominences.
  9. Provide support with pillows and a convoluted foam mattress.
  10. Encourage the patient to verbalize her feelings about the body image changes and sexual dysfunction.
  11. Prepare the patient for surgery if indicated.

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