nursing interventions

Nursing Interventions Atopic Dermatitis

Assess skin, noting color, moisture, texture, temperature; note erythema, edema, tenderness since specific types of dermatitis may have characteristic patterns of skin changes and lesions. Assess the skin systematically. Look for areas of irritant and allergic contact. Flexural areas (elbows, neck, posterior knees) are common areas affected in atopic dermatitis. Assess skin for lesions. Note […]

Nursing Interventions for Colostomy Irrigation

It will be Pia’s first day to go on duty at the surgical ward as a student nurse tomorrow and tonight, she is determined to do everything that she can to be prepared. She knows that she will be able to encounter different cases in the surgical ward. With that in mind, she is both […]

Nursing Interventions for Diabetic Foot

Take a detailed history of the patient. Perform a physical examination, including skin and wound assessments. During foot examination, nurses should ask patients to remove their shoes and socks and then examine their feet in order to screen patients at high risk and report to other members of the multidisciplinary diabetic foot team. After the […]

Nursing Intervention for Athlete’s Foot / Tinea Pedis

Administer fungal foot sprays Be sure to dry the patient’s feet thoroughly, especially between the toes, and remove dead or thickened skin carefully before applying medicines (sprays / powders / ointments). Teach the client to keep his feet as dry as possible, including the area between the toes. Small pieces of cotton can be placed […]

Nursing Interventions for Shingles

Asses the patient’s level of discomfort and medicate as prescribed. Teach the patient to apply wet dressings and calamine lotion for soothing and cooling effect on inflamed tissue. Encourage diversional activities such as meditation or listening to soothing music to relieve the stress of the pain of the patient. Teach relaxation techniques, such as deep […]

Nursing Interventions for Myocarditis

Encourage bed rest since it reduces myocardial oxygen demand and usually continues until the following criteria are met: > Temperature remains normal without use of salicylates > Resting pulse rate remains less than 100 beats/min > ECG tracings show no manifestations of myocardial damage > Pericardial friction rub is not present Obtain a clear description […]