Nursing Care Plan : self- care deficit
- 0Feb 18, '11 by otownnurse2beSo I have to do a self care deficit NCP. My assigned pt is in a vegetative state. Everyone else is doing bathing. I kinda want to do feeding but I need help with interventions. My pt gets fed through a GT tube. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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- 0Feb 19, '11 by Christine2009I would use interventions focused on preventing infection of GT. For example: Keeping area clean, change dressing daily, etc. You might also want to google GT feedings care plan interventions and see what pops up, also you can refer to a care plan book to help with interventions.
Because your pt is in a vegatative state the risk for infection is at high due to not being able to ambulate. Also, a GT is an open orifice and seseptible (sp) to infection.