Nurse’s 5-Minute Clinical Consult: Treatments by Springhouse

By Springhouse

Nurse's 5-Minute scientific seek advice: Treatments presents speedy entry to info on greater than 2 hundred medicinal drugs, surgical procedures, and different cures, together with key procedural steps and nursing interventions. The quick-glance layout allows nurses to check and grasp any subject in five mins or less.

Each remedy is gifted on a web page or two-page unfold. habitual headings comprise symptoms, strategy, problems, nursing diagnoses and sufferer results, pre-treatment care, post-treatment care, and sufferer educating. Icons spotlight info that's severe for sufferer defense and age-related issues. Illustrated, reproducible sufferer educating publications are integrated for plenty of remedies. rankings of illustrations, photographs, and quick-scan tables and charts supplement the text.

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Assess the patient for such complica- ◆ NURSING DIAGNOSES ◆ Acute pain ◆ Impaired physical mobility ◆ Ineffective tissue perfusion: Peripheral ◆ ◆ ◆ EXPECTED OUTCOMES The patient will: ◆ express feelings of increased comfort ◆ attain the highest degree of mobility possible within the confines of the injury ◆ exhibit adequate tissue perfusion and pulses distally. PRETREATMENT CARE ◆ Explain the treatment and patient preparation. ◆ Verify that the patient has signed the appropriate consent form.

Bronchoalveolar lavage may remove thickened secretions or may aid in the diagnosis of infectious causes of infiltrates. Specimens are properly prepared and immediately sent to the laboratory. COMPLICATIONS ◆ Subcutaneous crepitus, which may ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ 38 indicate tracheal or bronchial perforation or pneumothorax Laryngeal edema or laryngospasm causing stridor and dyspnea Hypoxemia Cardiac arrhythmias Bleeding Infection Bronchospasm NURSING DIAGNOSES ◆ Impaired gas exchange ◆ Ineffective breathing pattern ◆ Ineffective tissue perfusion: Cardio- pulmonary EXPECTED OUTCOMES The patient will: ◆ maintain adequate ventilation ◆ exhibit normal breathing pattern ◆ maintain normal heart and respiratory rates, blood pressure, and have pink nail beds and mucosa.

Electrocautery may “short” the system. Diathermy may potentiate the electrical current, possibly causing tissue damage. MRI will interfere with or stop the current. PERCUTANEOUS STIMULATION ◆ Instruct the patient to change the anode pad every 48 hours. ◆ Tell the patient to report local pain to his physician and not to bear weight on the limb for the duration of treatment. ELECTROMAGNETIC STIMULATION ◆ Show the patient where to place the ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆ coils, and tell him to apply them for 3 to 10 hours each day or as ordered.

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