Risk for Infection - Nursing Care Plan for Appendicitis

Risk for Infection Appendicitis

Nursing Diagnosis Interventions for Appendicitis: Risk for Infection

Risk factors include:
  • Inadequate primary defense, perforation / rupture of the appendix; peritonitis; abscess formation.
  • Invasive procedures, surgical incisions.
Intervention:

Independent:
  • Monitor vital signs noticed fever, chills, sweating, mental changes, increased abdominal pain.
  • Do a good hand washing and aseptic wound care. Provide complete care.
  • See incision and bandage. Write down the characteristics and wound drainage / drain (if included), the erythema.
  • Provide appropriate information, be honest with the patient / parent close.
Collaboration
  • Take for example the drainage when indicated.
  • Give antibiotics, are as indicated.

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