Mesothelioma Diagnosed

Nursing Diagnosis for Mesothelioma
  1. Ineffective airway clearance
  2. Ineffective breathing pattern
  3. Pain
  4. Impaired gas exchange
  5. Impaired physical mobility
  6. Anxiety
  7. Excess fluid volume
  8. Fatigue
  9. Hopelessness
  10. Impaired skin integrity
  11. Risk for infection

Nursing Interventions for Mesothelioma
  1. Monitor respiratory status, Provide oxygen as ordered.
  2. Assist the patient to a comfortable position (Fowler's position, for example)
  3. Provide action for patient comfort: Such as repositioning and relaxation techniques.
  4. Provide treatment to reduce pain, according to therapy programs. Monitor and document the medication's effectiveness.
  5. If mobility decreases, turn the patient frequently. Provide skin care, particularly over bony prominences. Encourage him to be as active as possible.
  6. Monitor I.V. fluid intake to avoid circulatory overload and pulmonary congestion.
  7. Monitor vital signs: blood pressure, respiration, pulse, body temperature.
  8. Teach relaxation techniques.
  9. Teach breathing and positioning variations to ease the dyspnea associated with progressive disease

Nursing Diagnosis, Nursing Interventions NCP for Mesothelioma

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