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Nursing care plan for Infection

infection1 150x150 Nursing care plan for InfectionNursing-careplans.com – This article gives a little overview Nursing care plan for Infection and Nursing Diagnosis for Infection, what is meant by nursing care plan for Infection and Nursing Diagnosis for Infection? Nursing Diagnosis for Infection: At increased risk for being invaded by pathogenic organisms

Risk Factors
Invasive procedures
Insufficient knowledge regarding avoidance of exposure to pathogens
Trauma, Tissue destruction and increased environmental exposure, Rupture of amniotic membranes
Pharmaceutical agents (e.g. Immunosuppressant)
Increased environmental exposure to pathogens
Inadequate acquired immunity
Inadequate secondary defences (e.g. decreased haemoglobin)
Chronic disease
Nursing Outcomes
Immune Status
Knowledge: Infection Control
Risk Control
Risk Detection

Client Outcomes
Remains free from symptoms of infection
States symptoms of infection of which to be aware
Demonstrates appropriate care of infection.
Maintains white blood cell count and differential within normal limits
Demonstrates appropriate hygienic measures such as hand washing, oral care, and perinea care

Nursing Interventions
Infection Control
Infection Protection

Observe and report signs of Infection.
Assess temperature, Use an electronic or mercury thermometer to assess temperature.
Note and report laboratory values (e.g., white blood cell count and differential, serum protein, serum albumin, and cultures).
Assess skin for colour, moisture, texture, and turgor (elasticity).
Carefully wash and pat dry skin, including skinfold area. Use hydration and moisturization on all at-risk surfaces.
Encourage a balanced diet, emphasizing proteins to feed the immune system.
Prevent nosocomial pneumonia.
Encourage fluid intake and adequate rest to bolster the immune system.
Before and after giving care to client use Proper hand washing techniques.
Use goggles, gloves, and gowns when appropriate Follow Standard Precautions and wear gloves during any contact with blood, mucous membranes, nonintact skin, or any body substance.
Transmission Based Precautions for
• Airborne
• Droplet
• Contact transmitted
Sterile technique on catheterize.
Use careful technique when changing and emptying urinary catheter bags; avoid cross contamination.
Use careful sterile technique wherever there is a loss of skin integrity.
Ensure client’s appropriate hygienic care with hand washing; bathing; and hair, nail, and perinea care.