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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

Dr. Michael DePietro
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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How long does it take for pneumonia to get started and become lethal in a nursing home?

How long does it take for pneumonia to get started and become lethal in a nursing home?

Pneumonia: Depends on type (bacterial or viral) & body's immune system & other factors such as medications & cognitive state & mobility, etc. ...Read more

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Lady in my hall died of pneumonia how do you get it in nursing home?

Lady in my hall died of pneumonia how do you get it in nursing home?

Easy: Fatal pneumonia in the elderly is often triggered by common germs in the upper airway of anyone. They are easily passed by touching the face or mouth followed by touching objects in the environment. The next person to touch that door handle, chair, etc. Will contaminate their fingers & eventually pass it to their face/airway. Weakened defenses often allow this to progress to pneumonia when elderly ...Read more

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Dad has pneumonia but nursing home has him dnr. Should it be treated?

Dad has pneumonia but nursing home has him dnr. Should it be treated?

Different issues: A dnr order refers to resuscitation during cardiac arrest and has nothing to do with whether to treat pneumonia. It's reasonable to treat pneumonia despite a dnr order. But in some cases, patients or their families may choose not treat pneumonia if it's felt that it would not improve quality of life. Pneumonia used to be called "the old man's friend" because it was a fairly benign way to die. ...Read more

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Dementia pt. Had aspirational pneumonia D'C'd back to RCFE even tho needs higher level of care. Nursing scvs provided by hospice. Why not sent to SNF?

Dementia pt. Had aspirational pneumonia D'C'd back to RCFE even tho needs higher level of care. Nursing scvs provided by hospice. Why not sent to SNF?

A different focus: Hospice services are a wonderful asset to have at the end of one's life. We all have an end. When the end is near, we don't go to a skilled nursing facility (think of an SNF as a place to recover and get back to good mental and good physical functioning). When our end is in sight, hospice is the way to go. It lets one die a good death, at home, pain-free, worry-free, in peace and quiet. ...Read more

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If pt. Is D/C'd back to a RCFE but now receives nursing services from a hospice, does this mean end of life care? Pt. had aspirational pneumonia.

If pt. Is D/C'd back to a RCFE but now receives nursing services from a hospice, does this mean end of life care? Pt. had aspirational pneumonia.

If true hospice care: Yes, if it is true hospice care. However, some hospice services also provide "bridge care" for patients whose end is not quite in sight yet (it's like palliative care). Hospice services are a wonderful asset to have at the end of one's life. We all have an end. When our end is in sight, hospice is the way to go. It lets one die a good death, at home, pain-free, worry-free, in peace and quiet. ...Read more

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I live in a nursing home they diagnosed me pneumonia they are giving 6000 ml of vancomysin a day 750 ml of levaquin, (levofloxacin) and 100 ml of zosyn a day its ok?

I live in a nursing home they diagnosed me pneumonia they are giving 6000 ml of vancomysin a day 750 ml of levaquin, (levofloxacin) and 100 ml of zosyn a day its ok?

Doses not right: In specific circumstances Levaquin (levofloxacin) is added to Zosyn and Vancomycin, which would be a typical combination for a healthcare associated pneumonia. The dose listed for Levaquin (levofloxacin) seems to be right, providing no kidney issues. The doses for Vancomycin and Zosyn do not seem to be right. ...Read more

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What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

What is a healthy diet plan for nursing mothers?

Same as for others: See my blog for a comprehensive description of what a healthy diet looks like. You can cut and paste this link. Www. Mdprevent. Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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What must nursing director consider before developing a caregiving plan?

What must nursing director consider before developing a caregiving plan?

Living will.: For many of theses individuals, it is important to understand their prognosis and advance directives. ...Read more

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I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will this cause lifelong problems for my baby?

I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will this cause lifelong problems for my baby?

No: Plan B taken one time does not cause lifelong problems. Plan B is for emergencies, meaning Plan B should be needed only 1, 2, or 3 times in a lifetime. If not wanting to get pregnant, and if having sex, always have a good contraceptive method, a Plan A, in place. ...Read more

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I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will my baby technically get this pill as well since I'm nursing her?

I took Plan B and I am nursing. Will my baby technically get this pill as well since I'm nursing her?

No harm: Plan B contains a medication called levonorgestrel. Evidence indicates that levonorgestrel does not adversely affect the composition of milk, the growth and development of the infant or the milk supply. Expert opinion holds that the risks of progestin-only contraceptive products are acceptable for nursing mothers at any time postpartum. If you want a non hormonal contraceptive choice, use condoms ...Read more

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I plan on nursing my baby when she is born, however I am still nursing my first baby. Should I not let my 1st nurse while the colustrum is present?

I plan on nursing my baby when she is born, however I am still nursing my first baby. Should I not let my 1st nurse while the colustrum is present?

Ok: There is no reason that I am aware of that colostrum is better than breast milk to a new born or vice versa. In fact if you are continuing to nurse your 1st, I am not sure there will be colostrum. ...Read more

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Will a nursing mother get her period if she takes a plan b?

Will a nursing mother get her period if she takes a plan b?

Maybe maybe not: Plan b will change up the menstrual cycle since it works by preventing ovulation. Bleeding is common but not manditory. You should always take a pregnancy test after using Plan B to make sure that it worked. Please see your doctor to start a more reliable birth control method too. ...Read more

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I'm in nursing school, but I've always wanted to become a doctor. I wanted to have a back up plan. Could I still pursue med school after?

I'm in nursing school, but I've always wanted to become a doctor. I wanted to have a back up plan. Could I still pursue med school after?

Nurse to doctor: Perhaps in the past, but these days med schools like a wide variety of backgrounds—biology, music, teaching, pharmacy, sports, etc—as long as the candidate has successfully completed required science & math courses. Having been a nurse gives you an edge in practical, clinical knowledge over your classmates in the first year or two. ...Read more

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Hi had a baby 3 wk ago and I smoked some pot yesterday, and I don't plan to continue. When is it safe to continue nursing? I have been pumping and dump

Hi had a baby 3 wk ago and I smoked some pot yesterday, and I don't plan to continue. When is it safe to continue nursing? I have been pumping and dump

Consider formula: Sometimes it is better for the baby to avoid being around smokers because they get many ear infections and respiratory issues. It is also more important for your baby to get what she needs as opposed to worrying about what drugs are in your system and the length of time it would take to clean it out. Formula works and is a very healthy alternative. ...Read more

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I stopped smoking meth 7 weeks ago. The board of nursing is requesting a hair sample at this time. What are my chances of passing?

I stopped smoking meth 7 weeks ago. The board of nursing is requesting a hair sample at this time. What are my chances of passing?

Another option: Get professional help for addressing your addiction whether you have stopped using methamphetamine or not. FYI Vick's inhalers can cause false positives for methamphetamine screening tests. ...Read more

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Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

Geriatrics md: how can nursing home refuse to share care plan with woman's child citing hipaa even before she moves in? Older nonmedical sib has poa.

HIPAA strictly: Demands that medical personnel do not discuss medical care issues with anyone but the person designated by the patient. It appears it is not you. Don't get mad at the nursing home, your beloved government came up with the rule. If they are ever found in contempt, the home is fined and potentially taken out of business. So there's that! ...Read more

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My mother has aspiration pneumonia and a bad uti. She is immune to many antibiotics now due to repeated utis. She is just in a nursing home. Hospital?

My mother has aspiration pneumonia and a bad uti. She is immune to many antibiotics now due to repeated utis. She is just in a nursing home. Hospital?

Aspiration pneumonia: I would say your mother, with an aspiration pneumonia, belongs in a hospital for treatment and evaluation. Have her brought to an er to see if she is sick enough to be admitted. ...Read more