RSV: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, is a common respiratory virus that primarily affects children but can also infect adults, mimicking the common cold. Although the symptoms are mild in most cases, severe lung infections may occur, requiring hospitalization. Since a mild RSV infection is similar to the common cold, supportive treatment at home is usually … Read more

Tuberculosis: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that mainly affects the lungs but may affect other organs. TB is an airborne disease spread through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes. TB can be cured and prevented, but continues to be a global health crisis, especially for … Read more

MRSA: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

MRSA, or Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, is a bacterium that causes infection to different parts of the body and is challenging to treat as it is resistant to the most commonly-prescribed antibiotics. MRSA can be spread through skin-to-skin contact in the community but can also cause serious bloodstream or respiratory infections in healthcare settings. Staphylococcus aureus … Read more

HIV: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a type of retrovirus that causes immunosuppression. HIV progresses to Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) when the virus has severely damaged the immune system, and the body can no longer fight off infections. There currently is no cure for HIV, but medication can help patients live a healthy life with a … Read more

Sepsis: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Sepsis is when an infection, usually bacterial in nature, enters the bloodstream causing a systemic infection with an extreme immune response. Sepsis is life-threatening and requires early intervention to prevent septic shock which can lead to organ failure and death. Sepsis often develops very quickly and has a high mortality rate if not recognized and … Read more