Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes infections of the lungs and respiratory tract. Infection with respiratory syncytial virus which manifests primarily as bronchiolitis or viral pneumonia, is the leading cause of lower respiratory tract infections (LRTIs) in infants and young children.
Hospitalization may be needed for clients who experience severe dehydration as a result of the vomiting and diarrhea. This care plan for Gastroenteritis focuses on the initial management in a non-acute care setting. Here are four (4) nursing care plans (NCP) for Gastroenteritis:
The nursing diagnosis Fluid Volume Deficit (also known as Deficient Fluid Volume) is defined as decreased intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid. This refers to dehydration, water loss alone without change in sodium. Use this nursing diagnosis guide to develop your fluid volume deficit care plan.