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Nursing Intervention For Edema
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
Varies: Some persons have very good tissue, and others may not. If fluid is expected, drains of closed system variety are placed and removed when volume of drainage decreases or stops. The incision(s) may be sutured, stapled or glued and have needs of management or removal at 10- 14 days based on surgeon preference and tissue appearance. ...Read more
Small catheters: Nurses use small plastic catheters inserted down endotracheal tubes to clear airways of secretions. ...Read more
Does Medicare (due to age) help pay for an in-home nurse/aide directly following a surgical oncology major operation?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes first find out: how your surgeon wants to treat. Of course most of these wounds will heal with time as most of them are superficial . First control if you have metabolic problems like diabetes etc , keep the wound clean by irrigating with saline , clean dressing , wear braw not let wound separate, Eat good balanced diet and will heal ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See below: First a degree in nursing as an rn. The only other requirement that i know of is to be certified in cpr, that is bcls and acls. (basic and andvanced cardiac life support) those two things have to be renewed every two years. Usually the hospital or clinic where you work would arrange for that training. The rest would ordinarily be learned on the job. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is there any proper treatment for viral encephalitis with polycythemia ? Pt is 17 years old and over 6 month in icu waiting for good treatment
Missing information: You get more from the site when you provide better background information. Just listing "Viral" doesn't give much to work with. If it has lasted 6 mo and the patient is in the ICU I suspect it is Herpes encephalitis that has not responded to treatment and the prognosis is poor. Once the infection has lasted that long the damage is often permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Advanced cardiac issues- how can a patient obtain treatment w/o health insurance or medicare coverage while waiting 2 yrs. For the ssi/cal program?
FQHC : Seek out a fqhc near you. Federally qualified health centers are the best places for uninsured or underinsured patients to recieve their care. ...Read more
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
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