Nursing Care Plan Student Name/Date: ____________Mark Doherty 10/3/07______________

. Cracks and peels serve as portals of entry of bacteria and this can lead to complications such as cellulitis. 2004. walking. 2007) 7. Collaborate with dermatologist or wound-care nurse to find ways to treat and manage symptoms of cellulitis (mainly the inflammation) that can be used to teach the patient and spouse. Assess readiness to learn management techniques of cellulitis from the patient and spouse. It needs to be made sure that the patient and spouse are willing to learn these interventions so they can apply them. Patient and spouse said they understand and stated at least 3 techniques in managing the cellulitis. 2.) reasonable expectations stated in measurable. 988) 4. pack) if sympotms get worse (increase in swelling and pain) Cold is a Outcome Evaluation (Patient outcome noted as met or unmet/responses described) Met. i. 988) 3. dx (include patient/family teaching) 1. p. 2005. (Venes. This reduces chance of falls (Harkreader and Hogan. (http://www.. his wife is the only one who can read the label for the correct meds. Patient and spouse understand that patient will need help with ADLs. (Harkreader and Hogan. Patient and spounse will state 3 techniques to manage cellulitis by discharge Nursing Interventions/Rationale List all interventions for each nsg. when resting.e. taking meds) by end of shift. & as evidenced by) Knowledge deficit of management of visual impairment related to patient being unfamiliar with facial cellulitis as evidenced by the patient and spouse asking about what needs to be done to manage the cellulitis and what kind of assistance the patient may need . p. Explain to spouse that rooms at home should be well or brightly lit. related to. bumping into things and injuring self and falling. behavioral terms. Explain to spouse that she needs to give medications to client. Teach patient and spouse to apply cold (i. Venous stasis is a risk factor for cellulitis. p. 6. Teach patient to moisturize skin to prevent cracking and peeling. Dermatoligist and wound care nurse can find other methods of treamtent and possible medications. to try to sit at 90 degrees with head straight to promote maximum venous return to prevent venous stasis. Explain to spouse to clear obstructions along his path when ambulating.mayoclinic. Tell patient. action verbs) Patient and spouse will understand that patient will need assistance with ADLs (toileting. 2004. Expected Outcomes (Short term (8-48 hr. This prevents chance of pt. Since his vision is hindered. eating.Nursing Diagnosis ( Asked questions to clarify and backbriefed my teaching. 5. 373) 8.e.

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