Archive for May, 2014

Anxiety Nursing Interventions and Rationales

Last updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

Anxiety Definition : A vague, uneasy feeling of discomfort or dread accompanied by an autonomic response, with the source often nonspecific or unknown to the individual; a feeling of apprehension caused by anticipation of danger. It is an altering signal that warns of impending danger and enables the individual to take measures to deal with […]

Chronic Pain Nursing Interventions and Rationales

Last updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

Nursing Interventions and Rationales 1. Determine whether client is experiencing pain at time of initial interview. If so, intervene at that time to provide pain relief. The intensity, character, onset, duration, and aggravating and relieving factors of pain should be assessed and documented during the initial evaluation of the patient (American Pain Society Quality of […]

Urinary Retention – Nursing Interventions and Rationales

Last updated: Monday, May 19, 2014

Urinary Retention Definition : Incomplete emptying of the bladder Nursing Interventions and Rationales 1. Obtain focused urinary history emphasizing character and duration of lower urinary symptoms, remembering that the presence of obstructive or irritative voiding symptoms is not diagnostic of urinary retention. Query the patient about episodes of acute urinary retention (complete inability to void) […]

Total Urinary Incontinence Nursing Interventions and Rationales

Last updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014

Total urinary Incontinence Definition : Continuous and unpredictable loss of urine.   Nursing Interventions and Rationales 1. Obtain a history of duration and severity of urine loss, previous method of management, and aggravating or alleviating features. The symptom of continuous incontinence may be caused by extraurethral leakage or other types of incontinence that have been […]