Peds - Obstructive CV Disorders

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Nursing Interventions for Nursing Interventions for obstructive cardiac obstructive cardiac disorders in children disorders in children Natalia Bortell Natalia Bortell October 9, 2011 October 9, 2011
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Coarctation of Aorta Nursing Interventions Coarctation of Aorta Nursing Interventions When coarctation in an infant requires rapid digitalization, monitor V/S and watch for digoxin toxicity (poor feeding and vomiting). Balance I&O, especially if the infant is receiving diuretics with fluid restriction. Because the infant may not be able to maintain proper body temperature, regulate environmental temperature with an overbed warmer if needed. Monitor blood glucose levels to detect possible hypoglycemia, which may occur as glycogen stores become depleted. Offer the parents emotional support and an explanation of the disorder. Explain diagnostic procedures, surgery, and drug therapy. Tell parents what to expect postoperatively, prophylactic antibiotics to prevent endocarditis during surgery.
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