Nursing Interventions for Glomerulonephritis
October 8, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Glomerulonephritis
- Provide best rest during the acute phase.
- Perform passive range of motion exercises for the patient on bed rest.
- Allow the patient to resume normal activities gradually as symptoms subside.
- Consult the dietician about a diet high in calories and low in protein, sodium, potassium, and fluids.
- Protect the debilitated patient against secondary infection by providing good nutrition and hygienic technique and preventing contact with infected people.
- Check the patient’s vital signs and electrolyte values.
- Monitor intake and output and daily weight.
- Report peripheral edema or the formation of ascites.
- Explain to the patient taking diuretics that he may experience orthostatic hypotension and dizziness when he changes positions quickly.
- Provide emotional support for the patient and his family.
- If the patient is scheduled for dialysis, explain the procedure fully.