Nursing Interventions: Hemorrhoids
- Administer local anesthetic as prescribed.
- As needed, provide warm sitz baths or cold compresses to reduce local pain, swelling, and information.
- Provide the patient with high fiber diet and encourage adequate fluid intake and exercise to prevent constipation.
- Monitor the patient’s pain level and the effectiveness of the prescribed medications.
- Check for signs and symptoms of anal infection, such as increases pain and foul smelling anal drainage.
- Teach the patient about hemorrhoidal development, predisposing factors, and tests.
- Encourage the patient to eat high fiber diet to promote regular bowel movement.
- Emphasize the need for good anal hygiene. Caution against vigorous wiping with washcloths and using harsh soaps.
- Encourage the use of medicated astringent pads and toilet paper without dyes or perfumes.
Prepare the patient for surgery if necessary