Surgical intervention may be needed to diagnose or cure a specific disease process, correct a deformity, restore a functional process or reduce the level of dysfunction.
Nursing management of hemorrhoids depends on the type and severity of the hemorrhoid and on the patient's overall condition. Treatment includes measures to ease pain, combat swelling and congestion, and regulation of the patient's bowel habits. Patient care includes preoperative and postoperative support.
Subtotal gastrectomy or gastric resection is indicated for gastric hemorrhage/intractable ulcers, dysfunctional lower esophageal sphincter, pyloric obstruction, perforation, cancer.
Joint replacements are indicated for irreversibly damaged joints with loss of function and unremitting pain, selected fractures, joint instability and congenital hip disorders.
Laminectomy is the excision of a vertebral posterior arch and is commonly performed for injury to the spinal column or to relieve pressure/pain in the presence of a herniated disc. The procedure may be done with or without fusion of vertebrae.
Thyroidectomy is the removal of the thyroid gland, this post contains nursing care plans for post-op thyroidectomy patients.
Cholecystectomy is the surgical removal of the gallbladder. Here are 4 Cholecystectomy Nursing Care Plans.
In general, amputation of limbs is the result of trauma, peripheral vascular disease, tumors, and congenital disorders.
Nursing goal for patients who are to undergo Hysterectomy or TAHBSO includes prevention or minimization of complications, the prognosis and treatment regimen is well understood, and management of pain. Listed below are six (6) nursing care plans (NCP) for Hysterectomy and TAHBSO:
Here are 10 nursing care plans for fecal diversions: colostomy and ileostomy nursing care plans.