NORTH NUR 127 - Pharmacotherapy Superficial Fungal (2 pages)

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Nur 127 - Medical/Surgical Nursing
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ADAMMC35 0131756656 2 28 07 12 43 AM Page 522 Team B ve401 PEQY046 phada2 ch35 MediaLink World Health Organization 522 Unit 5 The Immune System Abstain from sexual intercourse until treatment for vaginal infection has been completed For clients with vaginal candidiasis use the correct method for administering vaginal suppositories creams and ointments Perform oral hygiene before using oral lozenges or swish and swallow formulations PROTOZOAL INFECTIONS Protozoa are single celled animals Although only a few of the more than 20 000 species cause disease in humans they have a significant health impact in Africa South America and Asia Travelers to these continents may acquire these infections overseas and bring them back to NURSING PROCESS FOCUS Clients Receiving Pharmacotherapy for Superficial Fungal Infections Assessment Potential Nursing Diagnoses Prior to administration Obtain a complete health history including allergies drug history and possible drug interactions Obtain a culture and sensitivity of suspected area of infection to determine need for therapy Obtain baseline liver function tests Injury Risk for rash related to side effect of drug Knowledge Deficient related to lack of experience with drug therapy Skin Integrity Impaired Planning Client Goals and Expected Outcomes The client will Report a reduction in symptoms related to the diagnosed infection and have negative results for laboratory and diagnostic tests for the presenting infection Demonstrates an understanding of the drug s action by accurately describing drug side effects and precautions Immediately report hepatoxicity GI distress rash or decreased urine output Demonstrate correct technique for application of medication Implementation Interventions and Rationales Monitor for possible side effects or hypersensitivity Symptoms of hypersensitivity may require immediate interventions Client Education Discharge Planning Instruct client to report Burning stinging dryness itching erythema urticaria



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