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What is the nursing intervention of pneumonia?


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September 14, 2011 11:50AM

Nursing interventions and responsibilities in caring for the patient with pneumonia include administering oxygen and medications as prescribed and monitoring for their effects. Monitoring vital signs including oxygen level, monitoring lung sounds, watching for edema and patients feeling of shortness of breath. It may also include doing chest physiotherapy, educating on the use of incentive spirometry and flutter valve. If the patient is immobile it is imperative that the patient be turned every two hours and encouraged to cough and deep breathe. If the patient has a tracheostomy proper trach care and suctioning after hyperoxygenating is also a responsibility.