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NURSING CARE PLAN

ASSESSMENT
Subjective: “Mainit ang pakiramdam ko” as verbalized by the patient. Objective: • Flushed skin, warm to touch. Restlessness . V/S taken as follows: T: 38.1 P: 70 R: 19 BP: 110/90 •

DIAGNOSIS
Hyperthermia related to dehydration.

INFERENCE
Infectious agents (Pyrogens) stimulate Monocytes release Pyrogenic cytokines stimulate Anterior hypothalamus results in Elevated thermoregulatory set point leads to

PLANNING
• After 4 hrs. Of nursing interventions, the patient will maintain core temperature within normal range.

INTERVENTION
Independent: • Monitor heart rate and rhythm. •

RATIONALE
Dysrhythmias and ECG changes are common due to electrolyte imbalance and dehydration and direct effect of hyperthermia on blood and cardiac tissues. To monitor or potentiates fluid and electrolyte loses. To decrease temperature by means through evaporation and conduction. To minimize shivering. To offset increased oxygen demands and consumption.

EVALUATION
• After 4 hrs. Of nursing intervention s, the patient was able maintain core temperature within normal range.

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Increased Heat conservation (Vasoconstriction/behaviour changes) Increased Heat production (involuntary muscular contractions) result in FEVER

Record all sources of fluid loss such as urine, vomiting and diarrhea. Promote surface cooling by means of tepid sponge bath.

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Wrap extremities with cotton blankets. Provide supplemental oxygen.

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• To support circulating volume and tissue perfusion.• Administer replacement fluids and electrolytes. To reduce metabolic demands and oxygen consumption To increased metabolic demands. • • • • • Provide high calorie diet. tube feedings. • To facilitate fast recovery. or parenteral nutrition. . Maintain bed rest. Administer antipyretics orally or rectally as prescribed by the physician.

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