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