Nursing Care Plan Readiness For Enhanced Breastfeeding

certified nurse assistant7 257x300 Nursing Care Plan Readiness For Enhanced BreastfeedingNursing Care Plan Readiness For Enhanced Breastfeeding Definition:At risk for deterioration of body systems as the result of prescribed or unavoidable musculoskeletal inactivity, is a professional judgment based on the application of clinical knowledge which determines potential or actual experiences and responses to health problems and life processes. The list of nanda nursing diagnosis can be applied to individuals, families or communities. Included with the list of nanda nursing diagnosis is an array of commonly applied interventions from which the caregiver can choose to implement to the given patient. Standardized nursing language is a body of terms used in the profession that is considered to be understood in common. The use of common terms promotes patient safety by allowing nurses to quickly and efficiently understand the aspects of a patient’s needs. The use of standardized terms allows nursing staff to avoid sifting through long narratives in order to determine a particular patient’s needs and planned course of care. Nursing Care Plan Readiness For Enhanced Breastfeeding

Risk Factors

  • Altered LOC
  • Prescribed immobilization
  • Mechanical immobilization
  • Severe pain
  • Paralysis

Assessment Focus

  • Activity/exercise
  • Neurocognition
  • Cardiac function
  • Respiratory function
  • Coping
  • Risk management
  • Elimination; nutrition
  • Tissue integrity
  • Fluid and electrolytes

Expected Outcomes The Patient Will

  • Have no evidence of altered mental, sensory, or motor ability.
  • Have no evidence of thrombus formation or venous stasis.
  • Have no evidence of decreased chest movement, cough stimulus,depth of ventilation, pooling of secretions, or signs of infection.
  • Maintain normal bowel elimination patterns.
  • Maintain adequate dietary intake, hydration, and weight.
  • Have no evidence of urine retention, infection, or renal calculi.
  • Maintain muscle strength and tone and joint ROM.
  • Have no evidence of contractures or skin breakdown.
  • Maintain normal neurologic, cardiovascular, respiratory, GI, nutri-tional, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, and integumentary function-ing during period of inactivity.

Suggested Noc Outcomes

Coordinated Movement; Endurance; Immobility Consequences: Phys-iological; Immobility Consequences: Psychocognitive; Mobility; Risk Control

Interventions And Rationales

Determine: Inspect skin every shift and follow facility policy for pre-vention of pressure ulcers to prevent or mitigate skin breakdown.Administer anticoagulant therapy, if ordered; monitor for signs and symptoms of bleeding. Anticoagulant therapy may cause hemorrhage.Monitor vital signs every 4 hr: Monitor breath sounds and respi-ratory rate, rhythm, and depth to rule out respiratory complications.Monitor arterial blood gas levels or pulse oximetry to assess oxygenation, ventilation, and metabolic status.Monitor urine characteristics and patient’s subjective complaints typical of UTIs, such as burning, frequency, and urgency. Obtain urinecultures, as ordered. These measures aid early detection of UTI.115Identify functional level to provide baseline for future assessment,and encourage appropriate participation in care to prevent complica-tions of immobility and increase patient’s feelings of self-esteem.Perform: Avoid positions that put prolonged pressure on body parts and compress blood vessels; reposition patient at least every 2 hr within prescribed limits. These measures enhance circulation and help prevent tissue or skin breakdown.Use pressure-reducing or pressure-equalizing equipment, as indicated or ordered (flotation pad, air pressure mattress, sheepskin pads, or special bed). This helps prevent skin breakdown by reliev-ing pressure.Apply antiembolism stockings; remove for 1 hr every 8 hr. Stock-ings promote venous return to heart, prevent venous stasis, and decrease or prevent swelling of lower extremities.Suction airway, as needed and ordered, to clear airway and stimu-late cough reflex. Note secretion characteristics.Provide small, frequent meals of favorite foods to increase dietary intake. Increase fiber content to enhance bowel elimination. Increase protein and vitamin C to promote wound healing; limit calcium to reduce risk of renal and bladder calculi.Perform active or passive ROM exercises at least once per shift.Teach and monitor appropriate isotonic and isometric exercises.These measures prevent joint contractures, muscle atrophy, and other complications of prolonged inactivity.Provide or help with daily hygiene; keep skin dry and lubricated to prevent cracking and possible infection.Inform: Teach and monitor deep breathing, coughing, and use of incentive spirometer to help clear airways, expand lungs, and prevent respiratory complications. Maintain regimen every 2 hr.Instruct patient to avoid straining during bowel movements that may be hazardous to patients with cardiovascular disorders and increased intracranial pressure. Teach to administer stool softeners,suppositories, or laxatives, as ordered, and monitor effectiveness.Attend: Encourage fluid intake of 21⁄2–31⁄2 qt (2.5–3.5 L) daily,unless contraindicated, to maintain urine output and aid bowel elim-ination. Encourage patient and family to verbalize frustrations to help patient and family cope with treatment.

Suggested Nic Interventions

Activity Therapy; Body Mechanics Promotion; Cognitive Stimulation; Energy Management; Exercise Promotion; Exercise Therapy: Ambulation; Fluid Management; Nutrition Management


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