Chest pain brings immediate thought of a heart attack. Heart problems are not the only causes of pain in the chest area.
A sudden pain is particularly alarming. It is true that chest pain may suggest heart disease. There are many other causes.
Nursing Diagnosis for Chest Pain
1. Acute pain related to tissue ischemia secondary to arterial occlusion, tissue inflammation.
2. Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: (heart muscle) related to decreased blood flow.
3. Activity intolerance related to imbalance between oxygen supply and metabolic needs of tissues.
Nursing Interventions for for Chest Pain
The principles of action:
- Bed rest (bed rest) with Fowler position / semi-Fowler.
- Perform 12 lead EKG, 24 lead if necessary.
- Observation of vital signs.
- Collaboration of oxygen and delivery of analgesic drugs and drug side effects observed.
- Install a drip and give peace to the client.
- Taking blood samples.
- Reduce environmental stimuli.
- Be calm in the works.
- Observe signs of complications