Nursing Interventions for Myocardial Infarction

Nursing Interventions: Myocardial Infarction

  1. Administer analgesics as ordered.
  2. Organize patient care and activities to allow periods of uninterrupted rest.
  3. Provide a clear liquid diet until nausea subsides.
  4. Provide stool softener to prevent straining during defecation.
  5. Assist with range of motion exercises.
  6. Provide emotional support, and help reduce stress and anxiety.
  7. Assess and record the patient’s severity, location, type, and duration of pain.
  8. Check his blood pressure after giving nitroglycerin, especially during first dose.
  9. Thoroughly explain the medication and treatment regimen.
  10. Review dietary restriction with the patient.
  11. Advise the patient about appropriate responses to new or recurrent symptoms.
  12. Stress the need to stop smoking.

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