What are Nursing Implications?

  1. Hey all,
    Can anyone help me to better figure out what Nursing Implications are and how to go about forming them or finding them?
    I understand how they apply to meds, but what about for everything else?
    Thanks!
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   NeoNurseTX
    They're nursing responsibilities and what you as the RN should be assessing for. IE - if someone had a cardiac cath, a nursing implication of that should be to make sure they are not allergic to the contrast dye, to assess their vitals when they come back from the procedure, to check the puncture site often, teaching r/t pre and post procedure care (keeping the affected leg straight, drinking lots of water if they aren't a renal pt), checking pedal pulses, etc. It's the RN's job to do this.
  4. by   augigi
    Nursing implications are the nursing-related consequences of something (a disease, a medication, a procedure). ie. not the medical side effects, but the things which may occur which are up to the nurse to resolve. To work out what they are, you need to understand about the disease, medication or procedure.

    eg. a nursing implication of administering blood pressure medication is that you may make the patient hypotensive and cause dizziness etc. As a result, you would want to be on the look out for safety concerns like the patient falling over. That is a basic one, but you get the idea.
  5. by   khesahn68dec
    Where do I go to get the Nursing Implications for CVA, Scoliosis, Rheumatoid arthritis?
  6. by   Valerie Salva
    Your text books, or google.
  7. by   vashtee
    Quote from khesahn68dec
    Where do I go to get the Nursing Implications for CVA, Scoliosis, Rheumatoid arthritis?
    Mine are in the textbook. If you read the sections thoroughly, they tell you what needs to be done. You can also look at the suggested care plans.
  8. by   khesahn68dec
    Thank you Natania---i am off and moving again.
    khesahn
  9. by   hottamale1227
    I am looking for a nursing implication for Bipolar disorder. Can anyone help me?????
  10. by   Marley1234
    What are nursing implications for protein in urine (pedi), with mastoiditis?

    Thank you. :heartbeat
  11. by   specialKstudent
    Can anyone give me any nursing implications for administering Vancomycin (for MRSA) intravenously to a young woman in jail.
  12. by   praise2u
    Quote from specialKstudent
    Can anyone give me any nursing implications for administering Vancomycin (for MRSA) intravenously to a young woman in jail.
    look up the drug in your drug book, and look at nursing considerations for that drug.
  13. by   lseamone
    hi guys,
    im doing an assingment and it is asking me for nursing implications for community health nurses! what kinds of nursing implications could be used for this situation?

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