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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Can you tell me about nursing interventions for cholecystitis?

Can you tell me about nursing interventions for cholecystitis?

Supportive: Drive patient to hospital for cholecystectomy.
Antibiotics my slow disease process in the short term but this disease eventually comes to cholecystectomy ...Read more

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Are there nursing interventions of chest pain?

Are there nursing interventions of chest pain?

Several: The nurse would ask questions about the pain such as where it is and how severe, measure vital signs such as blood pressure and pulse, and then notify the doctor. Depending on the assessment, the nurse might then give medication such as nitroglycerine or perform tests like an ekg. The nurse then would follow up to see if the pain improved. Wow, I could be a nurse, I think! ...Read more

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What are nursing intervention for hypotension?

What are nursing intervention for hypotension?

Hydrate.: Keep the head down or lie down. Hydrate. Wear support stockings. If on anti hypertensive medications, may need adjustments. Consult an md! ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the nursing interventions and diagnosis for cataracts?

I was wondering what are the nursing interventions and diagnosis for cataracts?

Fall precautions: Cataracts cause halos/glare especially, blurry vision, loss of contrast sensitivity (decreased contrast between objects & background) & decreased vision especially in dark: Fall precautions important if cataract causing vision to be worse than 20/40; More info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

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I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

I was wondering what are s/s of lichen planus and what are the nursing interventions?

Lacy white on cheek: Lichen planus is a lacy, white appearance on the cheeks and gums. Should not be a problem to nurse with lichen planus. ...Read more

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What is the nursing intervention of chf?

What is the nursing intervention of chf?

Several: Low salt diet, daily weight and report rapid gain, report atrial fib or increasing sob, report increasing peripheral edema, tachycardia, change in bp. ...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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I was wondering what are the nursing interventions for pedia risk for infection?

I was wondering what are the nursing interventions for pedia risk for infection?

Do your homework: Your instructors will expect you to consult with and cite your training materials when you complete your homework. The jargon is specific and identifiable to such settings. This site is here to provide information to patients who have medical problems. ...Read more

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Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis.?

Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis.?

Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually removes only a small amount of fluid and is generally not associated with fluid deficit. Large volume paracentesis can be associated with hypotension (particularly orthostatic), tachycardia, diminished urine output. Keep IV patent, give Albumin as rx. ...Read more

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What are the nursing interventions for chf?

What are the nursing interventions for chf?

Nurses are key: Office nurses, home care and heart failure clinic nurses are very knowledgeable. They can record and report progress and intervene with a physician to guide exacerbation a of chf. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the nursing interventions for dengue?

I was wondering what are the nursing interventions for dengue?

Dengue Fever: I'm not a nurse, but the most important interventions are to maintain the patient's fluid status, watch for signs of bleeding, and keep the patient and family calm. For more detail: http://tinyurl. Com/889qxbg. ...Read more

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What are the nursing and nonmedical interventions of bronchogenic carcinoma?

What are the nursing and nonmedical interventions of bronchogenic carcinoma?

What are you asking: What information are you seeking? Lung cancer is treated with surgery, and/or radiation, and/or chemotherapy. Nursing and non-medical interventions may be used for palliation of symptoms while going through treatment, or so-called "comfort care" when a person does not want, or will not benefit from direct treatment of the cancer. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nursing intervention for patient with hypoxemia?

Can you tell me about nursing intervention for patient with hypoxemia?

Hypoxemia...: Refers to low levels of oxygen in the arterial blood which can lead to hypoxia (low levels in the tissues). This information is obtained by lab-ABG. If the patient is having symptoms-respiratory distress, difficulty breathing, increased rate of breathing a nurse should start oxygen and immediately alert the doctor. If no symptoms the nurse should make sure the doctor is aware of the abnormal lab ...Read more

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What is my nursing intervention when im having this nape and chest pain?

Sorry but: I don't understand the question...Are you the nurse? ...Read more

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What is a nursing intervention for atrial fibrillation?

What is a nursing intervention for atrial fibrillation?

Watch and Report: If acute, recognize irregular irregularity if rhythm and rapid rate and report. If chronic report rapid rates or signs oe symptoms of chf. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the nursing interventions of bronchogenic carcinoma?

Can you tell me the nursing interventions of bronchogenic carcinoma?

That is a vague?: Are you a nurse? Do you deal with oncology nursing? Please give us some background which may better help us to address your question. ...Read more

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What are the nursing interventions for a stage 4 decubitus ulcer?

What are the nursing interventions for a stage 4 decubitus ulcer?

More than nursing: Stage 4 pressure sores extend to muscle or bone and generally are past the point where they will heal with pressure avoidance or nursing measures--they usually need surgery. The problem, though, is not cured with an operation--it can easily recur. So, before operating, it is necessary to know the risk of recurrence. If it is very high, it is better not to try to definitively treat the sore. ...Read more

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What nursing intervention is indicated for leg cast for fractured femur?

What nursing intervention is indicated for leg cast for fractured femur?

Skin care: Leg casts for femur fractures can develop pressure sores at the proximal and distal areas of the cast. Also if in a very young child, soiling of the padding can lead to eventual skin breakdown. Meticulous inspection of the cast margins a couple times of day to make sure there are not visible pressure points, redness or abrasions would be helpful. Cast modification/change may be needed. ...Read more

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What are nursing interventions after a myocardial perfusion scan?

What are nursing interventions after a myocardial perfusion scan?

Minimal: 1. Encourage good hydration to encourage washout of the tracer from the kidneys. Be careful against over-hydration in cardiac patients. 2. Rest - usually the patient will have undergone an exercise or pharmacologic stress test, and will be tired. 3. As in any cardiac patient, close monitoring is recommended. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the priority nursing intervention for sickle cell crisis?

Do your homework: This site is not a shortcut for you to have your nursing school or health class assignments answered. If you plan to pursue these interests you need to review the course materials and answer in the phraseology and terms common to those sources. Otherwise the instructors will know you did not, and will treat your answers accordingly. ...Read more

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What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

What could be the nursing intervention and common treatment for the pt with right hip fracture?

Hip fracture: Each hip fracture has its own personality and may require conservative or surgical treatments: traction, bed rest, decubitus precautions, pulmonary toilet, anticoagulants, pt, im nail, orif, & joint arthroplasty. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. Plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but I like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isn't eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more