What Is the Role of Nursing When Treating RHD?


What is the role of nursing when treating RHD?


Nursing is an integral part of treating rheumatic heart disease (RHD), which can be classified into three categories, nursing care, nursing diagnosis and nursing intervention.

Clinical nursing care shall be provided by someone with knowledge of disease process and can inform nursing intervention. In other words, nursing diagnosis is done during nursing care.

Nursing diagnoses include decreased cardiac output caused by valvular stenosis and activity intolerance caused by decreased cardiac output, oxygen supply and demand imbalance.


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