Nursing Interventions for Pulmonary Edema
November 13, 2010 | In: Nursing Interventions
Nursing Interventions: Pulmonary Edema
- Help the patient relax to promote oxygenation.
- Place the patient in high Fowler’s position to enhance lung expansion.
- Administer oxygen as ordered.
- Carefully record the time morphine is given and the amount administered.
- Assess the patient’s condition frequently.
- Watch for complications of treatment such as electrolyte depletion.
- Monitor vital signs every 15 to 30 minutes or more often as indicated.
- Urge the patient to comply with the prescribed medication regimen to avoid future episodes of pulmonary edema.
- Explain all procedure to the patient and his family.
- Emphasize reporting early signs of fluid overload.
- Review all prescribed medications with the patient.
- Discuss ways to observe physical energy.