What are the nursing implications of pneumonia?
Nursing interventions for pneumonia and care plan goals for patients with pneumonia include measures to assist in effective coughing, maintain a patent airway, decreasing viscosity and tenaciousness of secretions, and assist in suctioning.
What is the priority nursing assessment for pneumonia?
Assess the changes in temperature and pulse; amount, odor, and color of secretions; frequency and severity of cough; degree of tachypnea or shortness of breath; and changes in the chest x-ray findings.
What interventions are necessary for pneumonia?
The options include:
- Antibiotics. These medicines are used to treat bacterial pneumonia.
- Cough medicine. This medicine may be used to calm your cough so that you can rest.
- Fever reducers/pain relievers. You may take these as needed for fever and discomfort.
What are the goals of care for patients with pneumonia?
The main goals of treatment for patients with CAP are to eliminate the causative organisms, resolve clinical signs and symptoms, minimize hospitalization, and prevent reinfection.
What are some complications of pneumonia?
- Bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia). Bacteria that enter the bloodstream from your lungs can spread the infection to other organs, potentially causing organ failure.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Fluid accumulation around the lungs (pleural effusion).
- Lung abscess.
What are risk factors for pneumonia?
The risk factors for pneumonia include: smoking, age>65, immuno-suppression, exposure to chemicals, and underlying lung disease.
How do you manage pneumonia patients?
How Is Pneumonia Treated?
- Control your fever with aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen), or acetaminophen.
- Drink plenty of fluids to help loosen secretions and bring up phlegm.
- Do not take cough medicines without first talking to your doctor.
How do you take care of someone with pneumonia?
How can you care for yourself at home?
- Take your antibiotics exactly as directed.
- Take your medicines exactly as prescribed.
- Get plenty of rest and sleep.
- To prevent dehydration, drink plenty of fluids, enough so that your urine is light yellow or clear like water.
- Take care of your cough so you can rest.