Category: Nursing Care Plan

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Nursing Care Plan – Angina

Angina is a temporary chest pain that results from inadequate oxygen flow to the myocardium. It’s usually described as burning, squeezing, or a tight feeling in the substernal or precordial...

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Nursing Care Plan – Mitral Valve Annuloplasty (Post-op)

Nursing Care Plan – Mitral Valve Annuloplasty (Post-op)

Mitral Valve Annuloplasty (reconstruction) is the reparative procedure of choice for most clients with acquired mitral insufficiency. To make annulus (the valve ring that attaches to and supports the leaflets) smaller, the physician may suture the leaflets to an annuloplasty ring or take tucks in the client’s annulus. Leaflet repair is often performed at the same time. Elongated leaflets may be shortened, and shortened leaflets may be repaired by lengthening the chordae that bond them in place. Perforated leaflets may be patched with synthetic grafts.

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Nursing Care Plan – Hypervolemia

Nursing Care Plan – Hypervolemia

Hypervolemia or excessive fluid volume in the blood. This fluid excess usually results from compromised regulatory mechanisms for sodium and water as seen in congestive heart failure (CHF), kidney failure,...

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Nursing Care Plan – AIDS/HIV

Nursing Care Plan – AIDS/HIV

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is the most common secondary immunodeficiency disease in the world. First identified in 1981. The cause of HIV infection is a virus – the human immunodeficiency virus. Like most viruses, HIV is a parasite looking for a way into a cell, and to force the cell into making more copies of itself. These new virus particles then look for additional cells to infect, repeating the cycle as long as there are new host cells to infect.

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