SN educated patient about Neutropenia. Neutropenia is an abnormally low count of neutrophils, which is a type of white blood cell. Neutrophils are made in the bone marrow, so anything that inhibits or disrupts that process can result in neutropenia. Instructed patient to prevent infection; Promote oral care, Promote hygiene, Prevent skin breakdown, Promote nutrition and ensure food is prepared and stored appropriately. Educated on signs and symptoms of infection; which include fever, Red, swollen, warm, or painful skin areas or wounds, An area of orange, bumpy skin with blisters, Cough, chest pain, or trouble breathing, Burning feeling while you urinate. Patient verbalized understanding.
The patient was instructed in bone marrow harvest to keep the sites clean and covered with a bandage for 3 days.
The patient was instructed in bone marrow suppression that will be more susceptible to infection, bleeding, and anemia. The patient was encouraged in the prevention of the infection by eating healthy meals, keep mouth, teeth and gums clean, avoid people who are sick. The patient was encouraged in the prevention of the bleeding avoiding physical activities that could cause injuries. The patient was encouraged in the prevention in the anemia by eating a high-protein diet, and multivitamin supplement with minerals.
The patient was instructed in bone marrow transplantation in preventing complications like infection, bleeding, and stomatitis. The patient was advised to prevent infections in to wear mask when outside the in public, avoid contact with persons who may be infectious, avoid crowds, grocery stores, theaters, etc. The patient was taught in measures to prevent bleeding maintaining a safe environment, avoid using sharp objects etc. The patient was encouraged in prevent stomatitis maintaining a routine oral hygiene in the morning, after meals and at bedtime, avoid patient to use mouthwash containing alcohol.