Nursing Intervention for Endocarditis

Nursing Intervention for Endocarditis

Endocarditis is the inflammation of the membranous lining of the heart’s cavities. The valves of the heart are the most likely structures to be affected by this disease. Endocarditis is classified as either non-infective or infective. The classification is based on the whether the source of the disease is a microorganism. The non-infective version of endocarditis is rare. It is also referred to as marantic endocarditis. Sterile endocarditis is called Libman-Sacks endocarditis. This form of endocarditis may occur in patients with lupus eythematosus or anti-phospholipid syndrome. Mucinous andencarcinoma can also cause endocarditis.

Nursing Diagnosis for Endocarditis

Activity Intolerance related to decreased cardiac output, due to endocarditis

Characteristics :
  • persistent fatigue,
  • rapid breathing,
  • tachycardia with minimal force direction.
Patient outcomes:
  • shows tolerance to the activity

Expected Result:
  • decreased complaints of fatigue,
  • tachycardia and shortness of breath due to the deployment of a physical.

Nursing Intervention and Rational:
  1. Monitor tolerance for activity
    During the acute phase of the pulse check before and after activity. Start the progressive activities where possible. Plan activities that allow for long uninterrupted periods of rest. Reducing the activity if the patient has a pulse experience 20 x per minute, exceeding the pulse at rest, a short heat or chest pain.

    Rational: Physical Endurance can be improved when the activity is carried out increases. These findings indicate that patients have as a limit of maximum activity.
  2. Limit activities as necessary. Defense to order bed rest and take precautions to prevent complications of immobility.

    Rational: Bed rest reduces cardiac workload by reducing the energy needed by the body.