Nursing Diagnosis and Nursing Interventions

Nursing Diagnosis and Nursing Intervention for Hepatitis

Hepatitis is a medical condition defined by the inflammation of the liver and characterized by the presence of inflammatory cells in the tissue of the organ.

Causes
  • Immune cells in the body attacking the liver.
  • Infections from viruses (such as hepatitis A, hepatitis B, or hepatitis C), bacteria, or parasites.
  • Liver damage from alcohol or poison.
  • Medicines, such as an overdose of acetaminophen.
Symptoms
  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
  • Fatigue
  • Dark urine and pale or clay-colored stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Pain or bloating in the belly area
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Low fever
  • Itching
  • Weight loss

Nursing Diagnosis and Nursing Intervention for Hepatitis

1. Acute Pain : abdominal

Related to
  • tender
  • enlarged liver

Expected outcome
Report a decrease or absence of abdominal pain and tenderness;restrict activities if pain occurs;participates in planned activities when free of pain; take prescribed analgesic if necessary.

Nursing Intervention for Hepatitis
  • Asses and record presence or absence of abdominal pain or tenderness, hepatomegally and splenomegally.
  • Encourage the patient to maintain bedrest or restrict activities if abdominal pain or tenderness is present.
  • Administer analgesic as prescribed.
  • Notify the physian of sudden occuraence or increase in pain or tenderness.


2. Activity Intolerance

Related to
  • fatigue
  • generalized malaise.
Expected outcome
Exhibits increased ability to carry out desired activities and allow sufficient periods for rest and relaxation.

Nursing Intervention for Hepatitis
  • Encourage the patient to limit activity when fatigue
  • Assist the patient in planning periods of rest and activity when symptoms begin to subside.
  • Encourage gradual resumption of activities and mild excercise during recovery.

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