nursing intervention

Nursing Interventions for Peritonitis

  Monitor the patient’s blood pressure by arterial line if shock is present. Monitor consciousness Monitor central venous or pulmonary artery pressures and urine output frequently. Provide ongoing assessment of pain, GI function, and fluid and electrolyte balance. Assess nature of pain, location in the abdomen, and shifts of pain and location. Administer analgesic medication […]

Nursing Interventions for Porphyria (Vampire Disease)

  Monitor vital signs. Reduce or eliminate triggers such as certain medications or too much sunlight, which activates the disease. Phlebotomy may be ordered at regular intervals (before cutaneous porphyria goes into remission) as drawing a certain amount of blood from one of the patient’s veins reduces the iron in the body, which decreases porphyrins. […]

Nursing interventions for Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis

  Advise patient to avoid cutting, shaving, brushing, or picking lesions Advise patients to wear shower shoes in locker rooms or public showers Wash hands carefully after touching a lesion Keep patient’s hands and feet dry and clean as possible since there is a greater chance of organisms growing in warm and moist environments Be […]

Nursing Interventions for Lung Abscess

  Monitor patient’s temperature (degree and pattern) as there may be increased body temperature; note shivering / diaphoresis Monitor the temperature of the environment. Give a warm compress and teach and encourage family Review / monitor respiratory frequency, record the ratio of inspiration and expiration Auscultate breath sounds and note the existence of bronchial breath […]

Nursing Interventions for Histoplasmosis

  Monitor Vital signs and Cardiopulmonary status If the patient is receiving itraconazole and antacids, separate administration by 2 hours. Provide oxygen therapy if needed based on oxygen saturation levels. Cluster nursing activities to minimize energy expenditure, and allow for frequent rest periods. Maintain a patent airway; encourage coughing and deep breathing. Consult with a […]

Nursing Interventions for Decubitus Ulcers

  Change patient’s position every two hours to stop ulcers from forming If a person is bed bound, move the person from lying on his back to the left side, then the right side, and then back to his back. Do not raise the head of the bed more than 30 degrees to prevent the […]