nursing interventions

Nursing Interventions For Children With Pediculosis (Lice Infestation)

Apply, or teach family to apply, pediculicide shampoo or rinse. Read directions several times in quite environment before application. Make child as comfortable as possible during procedure. Playing “beauty parlor” adds a dimension of fun as well as providing eye safety. Use plastic drape to prevent drug getting on other body parts. Instruct child to […]

Nursing Interventions for Trachoma

  Encourage patient and family to prevent the spread of the disease. Isolate patient because this disease spreads through direct contact Encourage personal hygiene Carry out antibiotic treatment as prescribed by the physician (The antibiotic of choice for treating active trachoma is azithromycin) Observe nonverbal reactions of discomfort since swelling of the lymph nodes, photophobia […]

Nursing Interventions for Gingivitis

  Inspect oral cavity at least once daily and note any discoloration, lesions, edema, bleeding, exudate, or dryness. Refer to a physician or specialist as appropriate. (Oral inspection can reveal signs of oral disease, symptoms of systemic disease, drug side effects, or trauma of the oral cavity) Assess for mechanical agents such as ill-fitting dentures […]

Nursing Interventions for Burns (Emergent/Resuscitative Phase)

  Assess circumstances surrounding the injury: time of injury, mechanism of burn, whether the burn occurred in a closed space, the possibility of inhalation of noxious chemicals, and any related trauma. Monitor vital signs frequently; monitor respiratory status closely; and evaluate apical, carotid, and femoral pulses particularly in areas of circumferential burn injury to an […]

Nursing Interventions For Mesothelioma

  Listen to the patient’s fears and concerns. Give clear, concise explanations of all procedures and actions, and remain with patient during periods of severe anxiety. Encourage patient to identify actions that promote comfort. Then be sure to perform them and to encourage the patient and family to help. Include the patient in decisions related […]

Nursing Interventions for Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Put patient on NPO status (nothing by mouth) for bowel rest (especially if bowel perforation is suspected) Start IV fluids to maintain hydration and electrolytes Advise patient to limit activity Monitor bowel sounds Monitor vital signs Completion of an early warning assessment tool, such as the modified early warning score (MEWS), should be performed and […]