Ineffective airway clearance related to edema of the respiratory passages
Impaired physical mobility related to the disease process
Disturbed sleep pattern related to facility environment
Risk for infection related to breaks in the skin
Applying knee splints
Elevating the foot of the bed
Hyperextending the client’s palms
Performing shoulder range-of-motion exercises
“Minimize sun exposure from 1 to 4 p.m. when the sun is strongest.”
“Use a sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 6 or higher.”
“Apply sunscreen even on overcast days.”
“When at the beach, sit in the shade to prevent sunburn.”
Keep the client well hydrated.
Avoid bathing the client with mild soap.
Remove adhesive tape quickly from the skin.
Recommend wearing tight-fitting clothes in hot weather.
Related to potential interactions between the topical corticosteroid and other prescribed drugs
Related to vasodilatory effects of the topical corticosteroid
Related to percutaneous absorption of the topical corticosteroid
Related to topical corticosteroid application to the face, neck, and intertriginous sites
During early pregnancy, herpes simplex infection may cause spontaneous abortion or premature delivery.
Genital herpes simplex lesions are painless, fluid-filled vesicles that ulcerate and heal in 3 to 7 days
Herpetic keratoconjunctivitis usually is bilateral and causes systemic symptoms.
A client with genital herpes lesions can have sexual contact but must use a condom.