Nursing interventions focus on relieving pain

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Unformatted text preview: acher will not take responsibility for health care interventions such as this one. Parents, friends, and family cannot always be available. 388. Otitis Media In acute otitis media, symptoms and signs such as acute ear pain, fever, and a bulging yellow or red tympanic membrane usually are present. Nursing interventions focus on relieving pain. Analgesic medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin) are used to treat mild pain. The priority nursing diagnosis for this condition would be acute pain. Impaired skin integrity, ineffective breathing pattern, and impaired oral mucous membranes would not be priority nursing diagnoses with this condition. 389. Rheumatic Fever Rheumatic fever usually develops after a group A -hemolytic streptococcal infection, particularly pharyngitis. Initial diagnosis is made by noting the presence of Aschoff¶s bodies, or hemorrhagic bullous lesions, in the heart, joints, skin, and central nervous system; an elevated antistreptosysin O titer; an elevated C-reactive protein; and an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate. Reed-Sternberg cells...
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