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What is a nursing diagnosis for sternal wound infection?

What is a nursing diagnosis for sternal wound infection?

See your doctor: Localized small infections can be rinsed with sterile saline and dressed with a topical antibiotic ointment and covered with a sterile dressing. Deeper more involved infections with extending redness past the immediate margins will likely require a more aggressive approach such as incision and drainage, debridement, and oral antibiotic. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

What are nursing procedures for a wound infection?

See below: Please refer to nursing home for the policy and procedure for notifying and managing wound care infection and treatment. Every nursing home has different policy and if you have questions or concerns about it, please contact unit manager or supervisor. ...Read more

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Ideas? What nursing diagnosis would indicate the need for using a wound vac?

Ideas? What nursing diagnosis would indicate the need for using a wound vac?

Post surgical: Dehiscence, tunneling wounds, undermining wounds, deep wounds with significant amount of drainage are a few examples that could benefit from npwc or vac. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a nursing diagnosis for leukocytosis?

Is it possible to get a nursing diagnosis for leukocytosis?

I'm not sure: Leukocytosis means an elevated white blood cell count. This diagnosis can be made by looking at the results of a CBC (complete blood count), which is a lab test done on your blood. So a nurse can tell you that you have leukocytosis just by looking at this result. Reasons for leukocytosis include infection, inflammation, and stress! i hope this helps. ...Read more

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Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Nursing diagnosis for ards?

Acute respiratory : ARDS stands for acute respiratory distress syndrome. ...Read more

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Can you name actual, possible and risk nursing diagnosis for clients with Crohn's disease?

In 400 characters or: less? I think you will need to do your own homework on this. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

Wounds is also known as Injuries and wounds. A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Dr. Bret Boyle
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Wound Infection (Definition)

The following types of wounds are more likely to become infected: bites, punctures, crushing injuries, dirty wounds, wounds on the feet, and wounds that ...Read more