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Ineffective Airway Clearance related to Sinusitis

Label: Ineffective Airway Clearance, Ineffective Airway Clearance related to Sinusitis, Sinusitis Nursing Diagnosis Ineffective Airway Clearance related to Sinusitis Sinusitis or sinus infection can cause a great deal of pain. It is the result of an inflammation of the sinus or nasal passages or both. When someone has a sinus infection there are several symptoms that will help him or her to recognize that that is what he or she are suffering from. Sinusitis is often accompanied by a feeling of tenderness or pressure around the nose, eyes, cheeks or forehead. Sometimes it is accompanied by headache pain. Sinusitis can come on suddenly and then leave after the correct treatment, lasting a few weeks, or it can be a chronic problem that lasts more than eight weeks at a time with at least four occurrences yearly. Surprisingly most cases of sinusitis are chronic in nature. Sinusitis treatment through medical or home methods can be done to make you feel better. The goals of these treatments are the improvement of drainage of mucus, reduce swelling in the sinuses, relieve pain and pressure, clear up any infection, prevent the formation of scar tissue, and avoid permanent damage to the tissues lining the nose and sinuses. Ineffective Airway Clearance Definition: Inability to clear secretions or obstructions from the respiratory tract to maintain airway patency. Maintaining a patent airway is vital to life. Coughing is the main mechanism for clearing the airway. However, the cough may be ineffective in both normal and disease states secondary to factors such as pain from surgical incisions/ trauma, respiratory muscle fatigue, or neuromuscular weakness.

Nursing Care Plan for Sinusitis Ineffective Airway Clearance related to obstruction / secret is thickened. Purpose: Purpose: return airway is effective, within 10-15 minutes. Expected outcomes are: a) The client no longer uses the nostril breathing b) The absence of additional breath sounds c) Ronchi (-) d) Respiration = 16-20 times / minute e) The absence of chest wall retraction in 10-15 minutes.

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Collaboration: Give neutralizer

Nebulizier can dilute the secret and act as bronchodilators to widen the airway. Knowing the location of secret Removing the secret of the airway especially in patients who did not experience a decrease disturbance of consciousness and can perform an effective cough. To find out the healthy development of clients.


Chest X-ray and do clapping or vibration


Teach effective cough (in patients who did not experience a decrease in consciousness and is able to cough effectively). Observation of vital signs

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Nursing Diagnosis for Sinusitis

Label: Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Diagnosis for Sinusitis, Sinusitis Nursing Diagnosis Nursing Care Plan for Sinusitis Sinusitis Sinusitis is the inflammation or infection of the paranasal sinuses (cavities) that are adjacent to the nasal cavity in your face. If the infection or inflammation lasts for not more than 8 weeks, then it is considered as an acute sinusitis. If the condition lasts for more than 3 months, then you are suffering from chronic sinusitis. The most common cause of acute sinusitis is common cold. But chronic sinusitis can be due to many other reasons. The inflammation or infection of the sinusitis is caused due to infection of viruses, fungus or bacteria. It can also be due to some allergic reactions in your body or nasal cavity. Pollens, dust particles, and other such suspended particles in the air can be responsible for the allergic reaction in the sinuses. In rare cases the cause of the problem could be autoimmune response. In this particular trait the immune system of your body attacks the good part of your body. Sinusitis Symptoms may include:

Pain and pressure in the facial area which gets worse when leaning forward. Congested nasal passages with green or yellow mucus secretion that drains down at the back of your nose and into your throat. Severe headache
On the other hand, less common symptoms of a sinus infection may include:

Fatigue Bad breath Reduced sense of smell and taste


Nursing Diagnosis for Sinusitis - Nursing Care Plan for Sinusitis

1. Acute Pain / Chronic Pain: head, throat, sinus related to inflammation of the nose. 2. Anxiety related to lack of client knowledge about diseases and medical procedures(sinus irrigation / operation). 3. Ineffective Airway Clearance related to obstruction / secret is thickened. 4. Disturbed Sleep Pattern related to clogged nose, nasal inflammation secondary pain. 5. Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements related to decreased appetite secondary to sinus inflammation. 6. Self-concept disturbance related to bad breath and a runny nose.