1 Promote good handwashing procedures by staff and visitors. Screen/limit visitors who may have infections. 2 Emphasize personal Hygiene 3 Monitor temperature. 4 Reposition frequently; keep linens dry and wrinkle-free 5 Promote adequate rest/exercise periods DEPENDENT: Administer antibiotics as indicated. Monitor white blood count (WBC). Monitor for urinalysis COLLABORATIVE Refer to the dietician Refer to dentist Refer to physician for immunization Refer to physical therapist.
-Protects patient from sources of infection, such as visitors and staff who may have an upper respiratory infection (URI). -Limits potential sources of infection and/or secondary overgrowth -Temperature elevation may occur (if not masked by corticosteroids or antiinflammatory drugs) because of various factors, e. g. , chemotherapy side effects, disease process, or infection. Early identification of infectious process enables appropriate therapy to be started promptly.
-Reduces pressure and irritation to tissues and may prevent skin breakdown (potential site for bacterial growth) -Limits fatigue, yet encourages sufficient movement to prevent stasis complications, e. g. , pneumonia, decubitus, and thrombus formation. -May be used to treat identified infection or given prophylactically in immunocompromised patient. Rising WBC indicates body’s efforts to combat pathogens Helps detect infection -Protective isolation is established to protect the person at risk from pathogens. To determine dietary restrictions.
Helps the cancer patient to avoid dental infection Enhances immunity To prevent upper respiratory infection SHORT TERM After 8 hours on nursing intervention the patient was able to : 1, “Pag may cancer pala kapitin ng infection ” as verbalized by the patient 2, identified and demonstrated interventions like frequent handwashing , oral hygiene GOAL MET LONGTERM: After 3 days of nursing intervention the patient was able to free from any signs of infection as evidence by vital signs with in normal range GOAL MET.