Author: Liane Clores, RN MAN

Nursing interventions for CSF Rhinorrhea

Elevate head of patient (approximately 15-30 degrees) to prevent a negative gradient between intracranial and paranasal sinus cavities that would allow an ascending path for the bacteria intracranially. This angle of inclination is sufficient to reduce the CSF pressure at the basal cisterns. Put patient on bed rest (7-10 day trial of bed rest) Apply […]

Nursing Interventions for Ectopic Pregnancy

Upon arrival at the emergency room, place the woman flat in bed. Assess the vital signs to establish baseline data and determine if the patient is under shock. Maintain accurate intake and output to establish the patient’s renal function. Monitor maternalvital signs to determine the presence of hypotensionand tachycardiacaused byrupture or hemorrhage. Vital signs, especially […]

Nursing Interventions for Hydatidiform mole (H. mole)

Monitor for evidence of hemorrhage such as vital signs, abdominal pain, uterine status, and vaginal bleedin Remember to assess the BP, check if the patient is bleeding profusely, and make sure to notify the doctor immediately. Start intravenous (IV) infusion with an 18-gauge intracatheter as ordered. Teach deep breathing techniques to alleviate the pain. Use […]

Nursing Interventions for Seborrheic Dermatitis

Advise patient to take a shower at least once a day for 15-20 minutes for the bath water will seep into the skin saturation. Shower more frequently if signs and symptoms increased. Advise patient to use warm water, not hot water since hot water causes vasodilation which will improve pruritus. After bathing, allow the skin […]

Why you should be a Nurse Educator

Diane Claire is experiencing a dilemma. She is about to enter college after surviving tough years in High School and she knows she’ll have a bright future ahead of her. She knows that with her determination and will to learn, she will be able to push through with any challenge that comes her way in […]

Nursing interventions for Systemic Lupus Erythematousus (SLE)

Assess patient’s general fatigue level. Assess for the presence of depression,anxiety, and other stressors. Conduct assessment to determine patient’s daily activities that contribute to fatigue. Help patient to develop an energy-conserving plan for completing daily and other activities and work. Suggest planning for rest periods as needed throughout the day to conserve energy. Encourage patient […]