Nursing Interventions for Myasthenia Gravis

Nursing Interventions: Myasthenia Gravis

  1. Listen to the patient’s concerns and answer the questions honestly.
  2. Administer medications on time and at evenly spaced intervals, as ordered, to prevent relapses.
  3. Plan exercise, meals, patient care, and activities to make the most of energy peaks.
  4. When swallowing is difficult, give semi-solid foods instead of liquids to lessen the risk of choking.
  5. After severe exacerbations, try to increase social activity as soon as possible.
  6. Establish accurate neurologic and respiratory baseline.
  7. Stay alert for signs of impending myesthenic crisis such as increased muscle weakness and difficulty talking or chewing.
  8. Help the patient plan daily activities to coincide with energy peaks.
  9. Stress the need for frequent rest periods.
  10. If surgery is scheduled, provide perioperative teaching.

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