Nursing Care Plan for Acute Otitis Media

Nursing Care Plan for Acute Otitis Media

Nursing Diagnosis for Acute Otitis Media and Nursing Interventions for Acute Otitis Media

Nursing Assessment for Acute Otitis Media
  • Assess the presence of pain behaviors: verbal and non-verbal.
  • Assess the increase in temperature (an indication of the infection process).
  • Assess the presence of enlarged lymph nodes in the neck area.
  • Assess nutritional status and adequacy of fluid intake of calories.
  • Assess the possibility of deafness.

Nursing Diagnosis for Acute Otitis Media
  1. Acute Pain related to inflammation of the middle ear tissue.
  2. Disturbed Sensory Perception: auditory conductive disorder related to the sound of the organ.

Nursing Interventions for Acute Otitis Media

1. Acute Pain related to inflammation of the middle ear tissue.

Purpose: The reduction in pain.

Intervention:
  • Assess the level of intensity of the client and client's coping mechanisms.
  • Give analgesics as indicated.
  • Distract the patient by using relaxation techniques: distraction, guided imagination, touching, etc..

2. Disturbed Sensory Perception: auditory conductive disorder related to the sound of the organ.

Purpose: to improve communication

Intervention:
  • Reduce noise in the client environment.
  • Looking at the client when speaking.
  • Speaking clearly and firmly on the client without the need to shout.
  • Provide good lighting when the client relies on the lips.
  • Using the signs of non-verbal (eg facial expressions, pointing, or body movement) and other communications.
  • Instruct family or the people closest to the client on how techniques of effective communication so that they can interact with clients.
  • If the client wants, the client can use hearing aids.

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