ENDOMETRITIS

Jul 11, 2008

ENDOMETRITIS:

  • postpartum infection of the endometrium
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS:
  • fever
  • foul lochia
  • chilly sensation
  • body weakness due to fever
Nursing Cares:
  • monitor vital signs specially temperature
  • observe lochia its color, consistency , smell and record for evaluation
  • increase fluid intake to lower down temperature
  • encourage proper nutrition as needed by her body
  • encourage fruit juices that are rich in Vitamin C to increase resistance against infection
  • promotes personal hygiene for comfortable feeling
  • ice compress over the head for high grade fever
  • perineal cares should maintained
  • explain the good hand washing technique to prevent cross contamination
  • educate the patient about the endometritis to alleviate worries
  • carry out medications as ordered by the physician

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