Hyperthermia - Nursing Diagnosis Interventions for Meningitis

Nursing Care Plan Hyperthermia - Diagnosis Interventions for Meningitis


Hyperthermia Definition: The body temperature rises above the normal range.

Characteristics :
  • Increase in body temperature above the normal range
  • Attacks or convulsions (seizures)
  • Skin redness
  • Increase respiratory rate
  • Tachycardia
  • Hands felt warm to the touch

Meningitis means swelling of the lining around the brain and spinal cord. Septicaemia is blood poisoning caused by the same germs. Meningitis and septicaemia can occur together or separately. Symptoms can appear in any order, but the first symptoms are usually fever, vomiting, headache and feeling unwell, just like many mild illnesses


Nursing Diagnosis for Meningitis : Hyperthermia related to the infection process

Expected outcomes:
  • Normal body temperature is 36.5 to 37, 5o C.
  • Normal vital signs.
  • Good skin turgor.
  • Expenditures are not concentrated urine, electrolytes within normal limits.


Nursing Intervensi Hyperthermia - Nursing Care Plan for Meningitis :


1. Monitor the temperature every 2 hours.
R /: Knowing the temperature of the body.

2. Monitor vital signs.
R /: Effect of temperature increase is a change in pulse, respiration and blood pressure.

3. Monitor for signs of dehydration.
R /: The body can lose water through the skin and evaporation.

4. Give anti pyrexia.
R /: Reduce body temperature.

5. Give the drink a pretty 2000 cc / day.
R /: Prevent dehydration.

6. Perform a cold compress and warm.
R /: Reduce body temperature through conduction.

7. Monitor signs of seizures.
R /: hot body temperature risk for a seizure.

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