Nursing Care Plan – Risk for uterine infection r/t lochia and episiotomy

Definition

At increased risk for being invaded by pathogenic organisms

Related Factors

  • Inadequate primary defense (broken skin, traumatized tissue, decrease in ciliary action, stasis of body fluids, change in pH secretions, altered peristalsis)
  • Inadequate secondary defenses (e.g. decreased hemoglobin, leukopenia, suppressed inflammatory response) and immunosuppression
  • Inadequate acquired immunity; tissue destruction and increased environmental exposure; invasive procedures
  • Pharmaceutical agents (including antibiotic therapy)
  • Rupture of amniotic membranes
  • Insufficient knowledge to avoid exposure to pathogens

NCP – Risk for uterine infection r/t lochia and episiotomy

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