Nursing Interventions for Diphtheria

    Assess for hoarseness, stridor, shortness of breath, and cyanosis Keep patient on strict bed rest, strict isolation. Room should be bright, sunny and with adequate means of ventilation Provide cleansing throat gargle as ordered. Give liquid or soft diet, gavage or parenteral fluid. Observe for respiratory obstruction (tracheotomy). Use suctioning as needed. O2 […]