Care Plan Chest Pain
What interventions for a patient with chest pain?
Medications – Medicines used to treat some of the most common causes of chest pain include:
- Artery relaxers. Nitroglycerin — usually taken as a tablet under the tongue — relaxes heart arteries so blood can flow more easily through the narrowed spaces. Some blood pressure medicines also relax and widen blood vessels.
- Aspirin. If health care providers think that your chest pain is related to your heart, you’ll likely be given aspirin.
- Clot-busting drugs, also called thrombolytics. If you are having a heart attack, you may receive these medicines. These work to dissolve the clot that is blocking blood from reaching the heart muscle.
- Blood thinners. If you have a clot in an artery going to your heart or lungs, you’ll likely be given medicines to prevent more clots from forming.
- Acid-reducing medicines. If chest pain is caused by stomach acid splashing into the esophagus, a health care provider may suggest these medicines. They reduce the amount of acid in the stomach.
- Antidepressants. If you’re having panic attacks, your health care provider may prescribe antidepressants to help control symptoms. Talk therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, also might be recommended.
What is the immediate action when patient complains of chest pain?
Immediate action required: Phone 999 immediately if: You or someone else has symptoms like: central chest pain or discomfort in the chest that doesn’t go away – it may feel like pressure, tightness or squeezing. pain that radiates down the left arm, or both arms, or to the neck, jaw, back or stomach. unconsciousness.
What are the three care plans?
They include; ‘nursing plan’, ‘treatment plan’, ‘discharge plan’ and ‘action plan’.
What does a care plan include?
What is a care plan? – A care plan, also known as a support or nursing care plan, is a document created for a person that is receiving healthcare, personal care, or other forms of support. The care plan details why a person is receiving care (their assessed health or care needs), their medical history, personal details, expected and aimed outcomes, and of course what care and support will be delivered to them, how, when and by whom.
What is a plan of care for a patient?
What is a Care Plan? A Care Plan details goals, action steps and appropriate timelines to address patient’s medical, behavioral health, and social service needs identified by the assessment and reassessments. Why is it Important? The Care Plan is a fundamental component of care management for Health Home patients.