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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Can anyone give me a nursing care plan for dysthymia?

Can anyone give me a nursing care plan for dysthymia?

Psychotherapy: Treatment for dysthymia is similar to treatment for depression. It should include psychotherapy and may also be appropriate to treat with antidepressants. Start with your primary care physician and a good therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapies and interpersonal therapies can be effective. Exercise, good sleep, good nutrition, and overall self-care help improve mood naturally as well. ...Read more

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What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

What is a sample nursing care plan for acute tonsillo pharyngitis?

This site is MedCare: This site is about medical question and answers about medical problems and not nursing care. The only nurses who come in contacts with patients with tonsilopharyngitis, are either Dictors office nurse or in ER. It involved taking vital signs like temp and pulse and history of any allergies. And at the direction of the doctor to do throat swab for quick strep test or culture& give Tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever ...Read more

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How should I start my nursing care plan for measles on a recovering pediatric patient?

How should I start my nursing care plan for measles on a recovering pediatric patient?

Consult your texts: This site is not a substitute for doing your own homework. Your nursing instructors expect your work to be done in the jargon of the teaching references they provide you for study. As you enter the profession you will be better prepared and more respected if you avoid shortcuts to complete your assignments. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nursing care plan for urosepsis?

Here are some. ..: There should be no difference in caring patients with or without urosepsis with timely mental and physical supportive measures besides administrating drugs and implementing constant healthy lifestyle without overindulgence. More? Ask Doc timely. ...Read more

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Nursing care plan for spina bifida occulta?

Nursing care plan for spina bifida occulta?

None needed: Spina bifida occulta is usually found as an incidental finding when evaluating the cause of back pain. unless there is an indication of bladder or bowel dysfunction related to a tethered spinal cord there is no need for a nursing care plan. ...Read more

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Unable to get any health info or nursing care plan on mom due to hipaa. She signed both of us as poa in tx but in this state can be only 1. What to do?

Unable to get any health info or nursing care plan on mom due to hipaa. She signed both of us as poa in tx but in this state can be only 1. What to do?

Need to know: What state you are in to be able to research this. Best thing to do is to consult a lawyer in your mother's state who has dealt with this type of issue before. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

What is the best nursing care plan for chronic kidney disease secondary to diabetes mellitus?

Diabetes: Chronic kidney disease is a long term complication of dm. I am afraid there is no nursing care involved, but appropriate medications, can postpone the need for dialysis depending on the severity of illness. ...Read more

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What is the nursing care of chf?

What is the nursing care of chf?

Hemodynamics: Monitor hemodynamics with clear understanding, patient care and administration of meds. ...Read more

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Am I allowed to complain if a person of opposite sex sees my privates during nursing care?

Am I allowed to complain if a person of opposite sex sees my privates during nursing care?

Freedom of speech: This is a free country & you can complain about anything you want. Be aware that should you require any form of health care that it can and will often involve members of both sexes. Your care may involve access to you privates. There will be situations where your care may be given by someone of the opposite sex. You can always stay home and refuse them. ...Read more

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Is there any insurance coverage for 24 hour nursing care? Any recommendations? This is all new and scary.

Is there any insurance coverage for 24 hour nursing care? Any recommendations? This is all new and scary.

Nursing care: You may find the best information by contacting your local department on aging. They can be very helpful. Most home care agencies know how to access whatever payment might be available to you and will also help you find this info if it will benefit them.
The options are different for someone who needs short term care such as following surgery vs long term care or hospice. ...Read more

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Patient received bad news about his condition. What nursing care would you implement to help a patient who has received a sudden traumatic diagnosis?

Patient received bad news about his condition. What nursing care would you implement to help a patient who has received a sudden traumatic diagnosis?

What diagnosis?: It depends on the diagnosis, and what supports the patient already has in his life. Is the patient in the hospital, and trying to sort through treatment options? For cancer diagnoses, there are often oncology nurses who help patients review what they've been told about their illness, help get more info as needed, and discuss. Social services and Consult-Liaison Psychiatry can help also. ...Read more

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Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Nursing care at home after epidural hematoma?

Depends on how bad: This type of injury can be minor or severe. They may have trouble talking, walking swallowing and thinking. Or they might just have a bad headache. The problems that the epidural caused need to be dealt with. ...Read more

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Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Does hospice care offer full-time nursing care?

Hospice: Hospice is an end of life service through medicare or private insurance. It will not pay for 24/7 care unless the person is in the active dying process of the last few days. If you need care in the home you should hire an in home care agency. This is private pay and not covered by medicare. Some long term care insurance may cover it. Check with your agent. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the significance of transfusion reaction to nursing care?

Please help! What is the significance of transfusion reaction to nursing care?

Stop Transfusion: If a transfusion reaction is suspected, first stop the transfusion, open a normal saline line, support patient, call physician and report to blood bank for clerical check and compatibility confirmation. A post-transfusion blood sample along with the partially transfused unit should be sent to the blood bank for inspection. Follow you facility's policy and forms to report these events. ...Read more

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When looking for skilled nursing care center, what are red flags? What if admin gets defensive if asked about staff turnover and staff credentials?

SKILLED NURSING CARE: Your md knows the good nursing facility and recommends it. The hospital he is connected know the credentials of each center. He is also aware of any complaint or reputation that certer have. So follow his suggestion. ...Read more

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What are the indications and nursing care for preterm labor treatment?

What are the indications and nursing care for preterm labor treatment?

Preterm labor: To evaluate a patient for premature labor, it is essential to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart beat. An early cervical examination and a follow up cervical examination will tell if there has been cervical change. Cervical change is a hallmark of premature labor. If there is cervical change, then treatment can be started. ...Read more

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Which interventions are considered the best in bedsore nursing care?

Which interventions are considered the best in bedsore nursing care?

Team approach: Turning the patient every 2 hours like clockwork, and getting the pressure off the wound is step 1. Good nutrition, and proper wound care is next. Make sure the wound is not constantly soiled with urine or feces. Get a wound care team involved. ...Read more

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If I get a partial colectomy for my diverticular disease, will I need home nursing care?

If I get a partial colectomy for my diverticular disease, will I need home nursing care?

Surgery Home Health: Plan ahead with your surgeon and the hospitalist (if possible) to arrange for home health for yourself for wound care, ostomy teaching, and for therapy. You must be home bound in order to receive this level of care. ...Read more

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Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Geriatrics: when looking for skilled nursing care center for a 90 year old frail but social parent, what are the most important considerations?

Informed decision: Visit facility, ask about ratio of patients to nurses, cnas; look at rooms -- see if they're private, semi-private, etc. Compare nursing homes by rating-- medicare website is one of them: http://www. Medicare. Gov/quality-care-finder/#nursing-home-compare
also, when a nursing home has been surveyed by a state oversight agency, it should have the results of survey readily available for you to look. ...Read more

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What is the nursing care for abdominal aortic aneurysm?

What is the nursing care for abdominal aortic aneurysm?

Resuscitation: The most critical part of nursing after a AAA repair is the immediate post-operative period- especially if the repair is done in an open fashion. There are dramatic fluid shifts that occur and close monitoring of acid-base status, blood pressure, blood counts, and breathing are critical. Once the breathing tube is out and the patients starts to eat, the focus becomes pain control and slow rehab. ...Read more

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Why would someone with high potassium/kidney failure need 24 hr nursing care after potassium is normalized? Mom in ICU.

Why would someone with high potassium/kidney failure need 24 hr nursing care after potassium is normalized? Mom in ICU.

Hard to say: There are a tremendous number of variables that go into the determination of patient needs. A blanket statement about a problem that may or may not resolve with treatment is mere speculation. Some with acute kidney failure improve well enough to go back to work, some require frequent dialysis. The proper assess can only be made knowing all the variables in the specific case. ...Read more

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Should I wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

Should I wear compression stockings after having cellulitis on my leg?

OK after resolution: Compression stocking is useful to help reduce edema (swelling) of the legs. However, if you have active cellulitis (infection of the skin), the pressure from compression stocking may cause further inflammation. Instead, during an active infection, I generally recommend leg elevation to reduce swelling. Once the infection is resolved, then you can resume using you're compression stocking. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with cellulitis on lower leg. Will be 2 days until I will have a car to get to pharmacy. Is it ok to postpone?

Diagnosed with cellulitis on lower leg. Will be 2 days until I will have a car to get to pharmacy. Is it ok to postpone?

Not really: It's better to start your antibiotics ASAP. If you can have a friend or family member pick up your prescription it would be best. Cellulitis can progress quickly. I would strongly advise that you have someone get your prescription for you. ...Read more

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My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?

My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling. Is this normal? Yes? No?

Wrong Diagnosis?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic

How common is it for cellulitis to spread to distant locations? Treated for facial cellulitis and now I have it on my leg requiring a new antibiotic

Not uncommon: Especially if it is invasive bacteria, such as MRSA. If you get too many of them, you should be tested for conditions that predispose you to infection, such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Ever since I had mild cellulitis with lymphangitis in my leg I've had no appetite. It's been 2 weeks. How do I get appetite back I am losing weight?

Ever since I had mild cellulitis with lymphangitis in my leg I've had no appetite. It's been 2 weeks. How do I get appetite back I am losing weight?

Supplements: Try protein shakes, Ensure, Instant Carnation breakfast to get started. Increasing activity helps. Should this persist seek help of your doctor who prescribed the sulfa medication for you. ...Read more

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I am a 54 year old woman who had cellulitis in my lower leg 1 year ago. All healed but I still get a tingling/sensations in the area, is this normal?

I am a 54 year old woman who had cellulitis in my lower leg 1 year ago. All healed but I still get a tingling/sensations in the area, is this normal?

Cellulitis: As you healed from cellulitis you formed scar tissue. It is very common for scar to feel a tingling sensation especially as the weather changes. Best of luck. If you see any redness or swelling see your doctor. ...Read more