Nursing Interventions for Cystic Fibrosis

Nursing Interventions: Cystic Fibrosis

  1. Give medications as ordered. Administer pancreatic enzymes with meals and snacks.
  2. Perform chest physiotherapy, including postural drainage and chest percussion several times a day as ordered.
  3. Administer oxygen therapy as ordered.
  4. Provide a well-balanced, high calorie, high protein diet for the patient.
  5. Make sure the patient receives plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  6. Provide exercise and activity periods for the patient to promote health.
  7. Provide the young child with play periods, and enlist the help of physical therapy department.
  8. Provide emotional support to the parents of children with cystic fibrosis.
  9. Be flexible with care and visiting hours during hospitalization to allow the child to continue school.
  10. Include the family in all phases of the child’s care.

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