- Whe I made this nursing care plan, I had a 3-year old pediatric patient diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia in mind, therefore, some assessments and nursing interventions may be age-specific and/or only applicable to Bacterial Pneumonia.
- Although Ineffective Airway Clearance is identified by most reference books as the priority nursing diagnosis for clients with Pneumonia, Ineffective Breathing Pattern is also a major concern among clients diagnosed with this medical condition as ventilation problems increase the risk for hypoxemia.
- Most tertiary hospitals (if not all) have respiratory therapists who perform procedures such as nebulization, chest physiotherapy, and suctioning. They may also provide oxygen supplementation, administer aerosol medications to patients, and give instructions on incentive spirometry. For this reason, do NOT be surprised if interventions such as CPT, incentive spirometry, and monitoring of ABG and/or pulse oximetry readings are listed under collaborative nursing interventions.
- This nursing care plan on Pneumonia is a SAMPLE nursing care plan so just make the necessary modifications, if you please.
This week's sample nursing care plan will be on Pneumonia, an inflammatory illness of the lung. Pneumonia is a serious concern among older adults and individuals with chronic illnesses and/or impaired immune systems. It is also the leading cause of death in children worldwide.
Before viewing or downloading this nursing care plan on Pneumonia , nursing students should take into consideration that:
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