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    I am currently doing clincals on the surgical specialty unit, and my patient is really at risk for hemorrhage at anytime. Unfortunetly there is no NANDA approved nursing diagnosis r/t this problem besides risk for injury. I don't like any of the interventions for this diagnosis. Does anyone have any other options that might be better for me?
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    I am currently doing clincals on the surgical specialty unit, and my patient is really at risk for hemorrhage at anytime. Unfortunetly there is no NANDA approved nursing diagnosis r/t this problem besides risk for injury. I don't like any of the interventions for this diagnosis. Does anyone have any other options that might be better for me?
    Hi! Not sure what the exact situation is or why this pt is at risk for hemorrhage at any time. Hemorrhage being a collaborative problem, here are some inteventions you may like. They are aimed at bleeding precautions.

    1. Monitor for signs and symptoms of persistant bleeding (eg check all secretions for frank or occult blood) to detect internal bleeding.
    2. Monitor coagulation studies to determine bleeding risk.
    3. Protect pt from trauma that may cause bleeding to reduce tissue trauma and subsequent bleeding into tissue.
    4. Frequently monitor surgical site and dressings to detect any signs of bleeding.
    5. Monitor vital signs regularly to detect any signs of hypovolemia.
    6. Report abnormalities such as decreasing blood pressure; rapid pulse and resp.; cool, clammy skin; pallor and bright red blood on dressings.
    7. Monitor for changes in mental status, such as restlessness and sense of impending doom as indicators of inadequate cerebral perfusion.

    Maybe not much help but hopefully some!
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    you are care planning for a complication of the surgery. are there any other complications of the surgery or anesthesia that you can care plan for? did you address the care for the surgical wound? physical mobility? pain? potential for infection of the wound? you might also find some ideas and help in perusing the surgical care plans on this website:
    • http://www.pana.org/ - generic care plans for all kinds of surgeries to access the care plan bank, click on the "student activities" link at the left side of the home page. when the pana student resources page comes up, scroll down and click on the "care plan bank" link. these are intraoperative care plans.
    hemorrhage is a loss of fluid, therefore, the correct nursing problem would be a risk for deficient fluid volume r/t large amount of blood loss. you need to start by making a list of the signs and symptoms of blood loss (blood loss anemia). you need to know what those are in order to write the goals and nursing interventions. see post #8 on this thread (http://allnurses.com/forums/2751313-post8.html) for the instructions on how to write the interventions for a "risk for" diagnosis.


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