Nursing Interventions for Peptic Ulcers
November 17, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Peptic Ulcers
- Support the patient emotionally and offer reassurance.
- Administer prescribed medications.
- Provide six small meals a day or small hourly meals as ordered.
- Schedule care so that the patient gets plenty of rest.
- Monitor the effectiveness of administered medications, and also watch for adverse reactions.
- Assess the patient’s nutritional status and the effectiveness of measures used to maintain it. Weigh him regularly.
- Teach the patient about peptic ulcer disease, and help him to recognize its signs and symptoms.
- Review the proper use of prescribed medications, dicussing the desired actions and possible adverse effect of each drug.
- Instruct the patient to take antacids 1 hour after meals.
- Warn the patient to avoid aspirin containing drugs because they irritate gastric mucosa.
- Encourage the patient to make appropriate lifestyle changes.