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What nursing diagnosis is used for Pericarditis?



A. Pain Management
B. IV Drugs
C. Oxygen
D. Tripod or Orthopneic positioning
Asked by Isaac, Last updated: Jan 24, 2020

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E. Austin

E. Austin

Answered Jan 17, 2019

The type of test that is used in order to pinpoint if the person is suffering from pericarditis is to do a cardiac CT. This will be effective in checking the thickness of the pericardium. There are also other tests that are needed to determine the severity of the thickening of the pericardium. A nurse should first provide the needed treatments to manage pain. The key is to make the patient more comfortable so that the other treatments can be administered. Once pain management is resol...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 08, 2016

Pain management-2. oxygen-3. tripod or orthopneic positioning-inflammation of the pericardiummany causesnursing diagnosis: paincharacteristics of heart pain (angina)treated with sitting up and resting hand on a table (tripod)give oxygen potential complicationspericardial effusion ct scan may help diagnose large effusioncardiac tamponade fluid that increases the pressure around the heart. (emergency situation). give oxygen, relieve pain. pain may increase on inspiration.pulse perdoxis ...Read More
 

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