Nursing Interventions for Pneumonia
November 15, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Pneumonia
- Maintain a patent airway and adequate oxygenation.
- Obtain sputum specimens as needed.
- Use suction if the patient can’t produce a specimen.
- Provide a high calorie, high protein diet of soft foods.
- To prevent aspiration during nasogastric tube feedings, check the position of tube, and administer feedings slowly.
- To control the spread of infection, dispose secretions properly.
- Provide a quiet, calm environment, with frequent rest periods.
- Monitor the patient’s ABG levels, especially if he’s hypoxic.
- Assess the patient’s respiratory status. Auscultate breath sounds at least every 4 hours.
- Monitor fluid and intake output.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of administered medications.
- Explain all procedures to the patient and family.