Nursing Interventions for Scabies

Scabies is a fairly common infectious disease of the skin caused by a mite. Scabies mites burrow into the skin producing pimple-like irritations or burrows.

Scabies infestations can affect people from all socioeconomic levels without regard to age, sex, race or standards of personal hygiene. Clusters of cases, or outbreaks, are occasionally seen in nursing homes, institutions and child care centers.

The most prominent symptom of scabies is intense itching particularly at night. The areas of the skin most affected by scabies include the webs and sides of the fingers, around the wrists, elbows and armpits, waist, thighs, genitalia, nipples, breasts and lower buttocks.

Risk for infection related to tissue damage and invasive procedures

  • No infection
Expected Result:
  • Clients are free from signs and symptoms of infection
  • Demonstrate the ability to prevent infection
  • Demonstrate healthy behavior
  • Describe the process of transmission of the disease, factors that influence the transmission and management
Nursing Interventions Risk for infection for Scabies
  • Monitor for signs and symptoms of infection
  • Monitor susceptibility to infection
  • Limit visitors when necessary
  • Instruct visitors to wash their hands when visiting remedy and after leaving the patient
  • Maintain aseptic environment during the installation of equipment
  • Give skin care in the area epidema
  • Inspection of skin and mucous membranes of the redness, heat
  • Inspection of the wound condition
  • Provide antibiotic therapy if necessary
  • Teach how to avoid infection

Impaired Skin Integrity related to edema

  • layer of the skin looks normal
Expected Result:
  • A good skin integrity can be maintained (sensation, elasticity, temperature)
  • No injuries or lesions on the skin
  • Able to protect skin and keep skin moist and natural treatments
  • Good tissue perfusion
Impaired Skin Integrity Nursing Interventions for Scabies
  • Instruct the patient to wear loose
  • Keep the skin clean to keep them clean and dry
  • Monitor the skin will be reddish
  • Bathe the patient with warm water and soap