Case Study: A Woman Who Hemorrhages 24 Hours Post Tonsillectomy

Authors


  • Case Study Column Editor: Margaret Lunney, PhD, RN

Joan.Buckley@ncc.edu, with a copy to the Editor: journal@nanda.org

Abstract

PURPOSE.  This case study focused on the emergency nursing care of a 32-year-old female, less than 24 hours post operatively from a tonsillectomy. The purpose is to identify the priority nursing diagnoses, patient outcomes, and nursing interventions that guided nursing care during this emergency.

DATA SOURCES.  Data were obtained through the author's clinical practice in emergency nursing and literature sources.

DATA SYNTHESIS.  NANDA International Classification, the Nursing Outcomes Classification, and the Nursing Interventions Classification were used to identify the appropriate nursing diagnosis, patient outcomes, and nursing interventions of an adult with a postoperative hemorrhage.

CONCLUSIONS.  This case study provides emergency nurses and students with the pertinent nursing diagnoses, patient outcomes, and nursing interventions for persons with post-op hemorrhage after tonsillectomy.

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