Nursing Care for Nausea Singapore
Nausea is the feeling of discomfort and unease in the upper stomach that may or may not be preceded by vomiting. Fortunately, your search for relief doesn’t have to go far when our nursing care for nausea Singapore services can reach you at home.
Nausea and VomitingThe most common triggers of nausea are gastroenteritis, motion sickness that might be caused by an inherited gene, drug side effects such as in cancer chemotherapy, food poisoning, or morning sickness due to pregnancy. Other causes are depression and stress. Patients can take a nti -emetics, such as metoclopramide, diphenhydramine, and ondansetron. Nausea also refers to the feeling when a patient is about to vomit.
TreatmentAt first, a nurse will provide symptomatic treatment, while underlying causes are still under investigation and assessment. The condition will stop anyway once the symptoms are addressed and the patients will go back to their pre nausea comfort. But the condition is bound for the worse in dehydrated patients, while nausea itself makes it tough for patients to drink fluid, further worsening their dehydration. It’s a vicious cycle for a patient’s health, of which the only therapy is the use of intravenous fluids.
Nursing Diagnosis and InterventionsAside from medications, our top nurses know how to assess our patient’s condition, develop a management plan, especially for those undergoing chemo and those who can barely eat or drink anything. Our nurses have the medical goal of resolving the dehydration in both men and women patients. Depending on the diagnosis, the treatment may vary.
It is important to provide proper oral care measures and suction mouth to expel vomit. They also relieve the feeling of nausea by using ice chips, hot ginger ale, hot tea with lemon, cold cola beverage, and dry crackers or toast. They also try to replace fluid-electrolyte loss and observe potential complications, such as dehydration, hypokalemia, and acid-base balance. In the case of electrolyte and fluid deficit, the goal is to remove any sign of dehydration. Nurses will observe the patient’s vital signs and symptoms of dehydration, measure the input and output of fluid, help patients drink around 2000 to 2500 cc daily, work with doctors in providing fluid therapy and electrolyte lab tests, and collaborate with nutritionists in providing low-sodium fluids.
On the other hand, patients who suffered from high risks of fluid volume deficit must maintain their fluid balance. Nurses have to ensure that they stop feeling nauseous. They will monitor the vital signs, observe fluid intake and urine output to determine the extent of dehydration, and administer fluids little by little at higher frequency. They will certainly observe what the patients drank or ate as well.
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