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Nursing Care Plan for Neonatal Sepsis

Nursing Care Plan for Neonatal Sepsis

Neonatal sepsis

Neonatal sepsis is any infection involving an infant During the first 28 days of life. Neonatal sepsis is also known as "neonatal sepsis." The infection may involve the infant globally or may be limited to just one organ (Such as the lungs with pneumonia). It may be acquired prior to birth (intrauterine sepsis) or after birth (extrauterine sepsis). Viral (Such as herpes, rubella [German measles]), bacterial (Such as group B strep) and more rarely fungal (Such as Candida) Causes may be implicated.

Nursing Assessment Nursing Care Plan for Neonatal Sepsis

Early signs:
  • Lethargy, especially after the first 24 hours, poor sucking, anorexia
  • Regurgitation of food, sensitive excitatory, pallor, hypotonia, hiporefleksia
  • Weight loss, jaundice, hypothermia, nervousness

Another sign:
  • Hyperthermia, snoring, bradipnea, apnea, tremors, convulsions, vomiting
  • Abdominal distension, dehydration, cold and moist skin, pallor, diarrhea
  • Hypoglycemia, rash
  • Maternal history soon: amnionitis maternal and or premature rupture of membranes longer
  • Low birth weight, the skin contains meconium, birth sepsis

Laboratory examination:
  • Lumbar puncture
  • Remove blood preparations, blood culture, routine blood, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (elevated ESR)
  • X-ray examination

Nursing Diagnosis Nursing Care Plan for Neonatal Sepsis

Risk for injury related to neonatal sepsis

Goal: No injury

Expected outcomes:
  • Infants receive appropriate treatment orders
  • Re-culture after the baby has a medical act that shows no 'growth' or other complication.
  • Infants experiencing normotermik

Nursing Interventions Nursing Interventions for Neonatal Sepsis
  • Keep insulation: insulation treatment
  • Change position every 2 hours
  • Observation of vital signs every 2 hours, tell your doctor and report changes as required
  • Monitor vital signs
  • Maintain a neutral environmental temperature
  • Check the temperature every 2 hours
  • Maintain strict hand washing procedures
  • Teach hand washing techniques to parents before holding the baby
  • Give oxygen to order
  • Perform periodic blood gas analysis to order
  • Plan rest periods; avoid holding unnecessary

Nursing Care Plan


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