Expressing anger toward others
The suicidal client has difficulty expressing anger toward others. The depressed suicidal client frequently expresses feelings of low self-worth, feelings of remorse and guilt, and a dependence on others.
A decreased hematocrit level is a sign of hematoma, a delayed complication of abdominal and vaginal hysterectomy. Symptoms of hypovolemia include increased hematocrit and hemoglobin values. Symptoms of a PE include dyspnea, chest pain, cough, hemoptysis, restlessness, and signs of shock.
Fluid and electrolyte balance
Acute pancreatitis is commonly associated with fluid isolation and accumulation in the bowel secondary to ileus or peripancreatic edema. Fluid and electrolyte loss from vomiting is a major concern. Therefore, your priority is to manage hypovolemia and restore electrolyte balance. Pain control and nutrition also are important. Patients are at risk for ...
Advising the client not to urinate around catheter
The client needs to be told before surgery that the catheter causes the urge to void. Attempts to void around the catheter cause the bladder muscles to contract and result in painful spasms.
Chilling the tube before insertion
Chilling the tube before insertion assists in relieving some of the nasal discomfort. Water-soluble lubricants along with viscous lidocaine (Xylocaine) may also be used. It is usually only lightly lubricated before insertion
Support the head and neck during position changes
Stress on the suture line should be avoided. Prevent flexion or hyperextension of the neck, and provide a small pillow under the head and neck. Neck muscles have been affected during a thyroidectomy, support essential for comfort and incisional support.
Lying on abdomen several times daily
At about 48-72 hours, the client must be turned onto the abdomen to prevent flexion contractures.
Dull, abdominal discomfort
An accumulation of blood from the kidney into the abdomen would manifest itself with these symptoms
Primary prevention precedes disease and applies to health patients. Secondary prevention focuses on patients who have health problems and are at risk for developing complications. Tertiary prevention enables patients to gain health from others activities without doing anything themselves
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