Here are some nursing care plans and management guides for patients with pneumonia . The following nursing diagnoses are specifically tailored for pneumonia:
1. Ineffective airway clearance related to increased mucus production.
2. Impaired gas exchange related to alveolar consolidation.
3. Activity intolerance related to decreased oxygenation.
4. Acute pain related to inflammation and irritation of the pleura.
The nursing priorities for patients with pneumonia include maintaining patent airway clearance, improving gas exchange, promoting effective breathing pattern and breathing exercises, administering medications and pharmacological support, initiating measures for infection control and management, managing acute pain and discomfort, promoting rest and improving tolerance to activity, maintaining normal body thermoregulation, promoting optimal nutrition and fluid balance, providing patient education and health teachings, and monitoring potential complications of pneumonia .
For a comprehensive guide on nursing assessment, interventions, goals, and nursing diagnosis specifically tailored for pneumonia, please refer to the link provided above .
As for the treatment of pneumonia, it depends on the cause of infection, symptoms, and severity of the condition. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial pneumonia while antivirals are used to treat viral pneumonia . Treatment may also include oxygen therapy or even ventilation depending on the type and severity of the condition ?.