Acute glomerulonephritis nursing care plans can be invaluable in the care of patients with this disease. In addition to assisting with diuretic control, these plans also address the use of electrolytes for muscle weakness. Acute glomerulonephritis nursing care plans are now an integral part of the nursing curriculum. To help you develop a care plan, here are some tips:
Diuretics reduce edema
Acute glomerulonephritis (GNE) nursing care plans must consider the use of diuretics in the treatment of edema. These drugs decrease plasma volume, thus reducing the edema associated with the disease. The amount of fluid the patient can be given depends on their kidney function. Frequent changes in position are also important to reduce pressure on the body parts and prevent fluid from building up in dependent areas. Elevation of the affected body part also helps the fluid to flow away through gravity.
Electrolytes help control muscle weakness
Acute glomerulonephritis requires proper fluid restriction. Patients should be monitored daily to achieve balance between input and output, as well as alternate periods of activity and rest. The nursing care plan should address the patient’s activities of daily living and any perceived limitations in physical activity. Moreover, it should also evaluate the patient’s mental and emotional status, as well as their ability to participate in daily activities.
Nursing care plans for patients with Nephrotic syndrome should be based on the individual patient’s symptoms. The patient should be monitored daily for changes in the amount of fluid that the patient consumes and excretes. Fluid restriction should be used to promote a balance between intake and output, and alternate periods of activity and rest. A physician will order fluid restriction and will oversee its effects. Nursing care plans for patients with Nephrotic syndrome should assess the patient’s activities of daily living, as well as their perceived limitations to physical activity. Other important aspects to consider are their psychological status, and the risk of developing complications.
In acute glomerulonephritis, no specific treatment is available, but the disorder that causes the disease must be treated. Depending on the underlying cause, the patient may require a low protein diet until kidney function reaches a normal level. Diuretics may be prescribed to eliminate excess water from the body. Bacterial infections are typically ineffective, but antibiotics can be used if the patient is suffering from malaria, for example.
Chronic glomerulonephritis causes end-stage renal disease
Chronic glomerulonephritis (CKD) is a progressive and irreversible fibrosis of the glomeruli, leading to decreased filtration rates and retention of uremic toxins. CKD is associated with a range of cardiovascular conditions. As the third leading cause of CKD, chronic glomerulonephritis affects approximately 10% of dialysis patients.