Pneumonia Nursing Care

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations, including nursing care for Pneumonia

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Pneumonia 

Nursing Care

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations, including nursing care for Pneumonia

  • Giving medicines on time.
  • Feeding and bathroom assistance.
  • Caring and dressing wounds.
  • Fixing a diet plan.

Pneumonia Nursing Service

Pneumonia is a common yet extremely serious disease that can be caused by a number of reasons. The disease affects the lungs in an adverse way and can cause serious damage if not catered to immediately.

The primary function of the lungs is to aid the respiration process and hence control the amount of oxygen traveling to blood. As can be easily understood that any disruption to this process can be dangerous and in extreme cases, fatal. Let us try to understand, in the simplest terms, how exactly the lungs work.

The human lungs are porous organs located on either side of the chest. The windpipe takes the air we inhale to the lungs by means of tubular structures known as bronchi. These bronchi keep getting smaller and smaller in size (called bronchioles) and finally end in the bunch of air sacs. These air sacs are technically known as alveoli and are the part of the lung, responsible for absorbing oxygen into the blood and extracting carbon dioxide from the blood to be exhaled.

Now that we have understood how critical this entire process is for human life, let us relook at pneumonia in a slightly more detailed manner. Pneumonia is the filling up of the air sacs with liquid (cough or pus), disrupting the normal breathing. This happens due to an infection, which can be caused by multiple reasons. This is why a comprehensive nursing care plan for pneumonia is a must.

How can you identify that someone has pneumonia? The disease in itself ranges from minor to major to critical. So do the symptoms. The age ranges more susceptible to these infections are

 

  1. Children less than 2 years of age
  2. Senior citizens above 65 years of age

Some of the common symptoms of pneumonia are

 

  1. Cough
  2. Tiredness
  3. Trouble in coughing, including chest pain
  4. Fever and Shivering
  5. Body temperature falling lower than normal (typically the case with seniors)
  6. Difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath
  7. Confusion and difficulty in mental awareness (generally the case with senior citizens)
  8. For newborn babies, the symptoms may not be very obvious. They may be restless or vomit

So should you see a doctor for any of these reasons? As is obvious, most of the symptoms are common to that of influenza and you may still need to see a doctor for that. However, if you see any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible

 

  1. Difficulty in breathing
  2. Persistent cough, especially if you can see us
  3. Constant fever of 102oF or above

This is one of the diseases where early diagnosis and treatment can be the difference between life and death, especially in the case of senior citizens having other chronic problems like heart failure and lung issues. Thus, speaking to your health care provider and ensuring that a proper nursing care plan for pneumonia is in place, is extremely critical.

Knowing so much about the disease, the obvious question would be how is it caused? Pneumonia is broadly classified into the following types based on how the patient acquired the infection

 

  • Hospital Acquired Pneumonia – This is the type of pneumonia that the patient acquires when visiting a hospital or being hospitalized for any other ailment. This can be serious in nature since the bacteria causing the infection would have become resistant to the antibiotics. There is a higher risk for patients who are in the intensive care units, especially on a ventilator, since their respiratory system is already weak and at a higher chance of catching the infection. Hence, the nursing care of patients with pneumonia becomes even more difficult.
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia – This is the second and more common type of Pneumonia, which is acquired by people who are not in any contact with a hospital. This can be caused by any of the multiple organisms like
  • VirusThe cause for this type of pneumonia are the viruses that are also responsible for cold and flu. It generally impacts children and is mild. However, in certain scenarios, it may turn serious and critical.
  • Bacteria – The most common type of Pneumonia is caused by bacteria and can occur anytime. Having the flu or any other kind of disease is not required for this type of Pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia may impact only one of the lobes of the lung and not necessarily both.
  • Fungi – This is a completely different type of pneumonia, where the most susceptible are people who have a weakened immune system, which may have occurred due to any reason. This typically occurs when the patient comes in contact with and inhales large quantities of the fungi, for example being carried in bird droppings.
  • Aspiration Pneumonia – The third and slightly less type of pneumonia occurs when the patient inhales food, fluids or other contents into the lungs. This is the type which is not communicable, instead occurs due to smoking or alcohol habits.
  • There are so many types of pneumonia and different factors causing the same. Yet, there are certain parameters, basis which some people are more at risk than others. Generally speaking, anyone having a habit that weakens the immune system becomes prone to the disease. Below is a list of people who may be at a higher risk
  1. Those having smoking and drinking habits weakening their lungs and the immune system
  2. Those suffering from malnutrition
  3. Those having other chronic ailments that result in the immune system being weakened, like AIDS
  4. Those who have been hospitalized recently and are in the Intensive Care Unit
  5. Those who are exposed to certain chemicals or pollutants as part of the job

As there is a lot of care required for a patient having pneumonia, it is recommended that they should be attended by trained nurses during the illness. A trained nurse can help in many ways that a family member may not be able to. Some of the activities that the nurses are trained in to help the patients of pneumonia are

 

  1. Carry out a respiratory assessment to identify the issues
  2. Help stabilize the body temperature – assist in increasing or decreasing the body temperature depending on the patient’s condition
  3. Ensure airway clearance at all times to help the patient breathe
  4. Help in nutritional care
  5. Ensure proper fluid intake to help the patient’s bodily functions
  6. Support in breathing and coughing as well as assist with oxygen supplementing if required
  7. Help administer medications in a timely manner
  8. Assist with a proper neonatal pneumonia nursing care plan

We at Care24 completely understand your concern for your loved one and the fact that nursing care for pneumonia is not easy. That is why our staff is carefully selected and thoroughly trained to handle any eventuality while caring for your relative. You can contact us over the phone or visiting our facility to talk to our team. Our team will ensure to clarify all your queries and address your concerns about our services.

 

Pneumonia is a common yet extremely serious disease that can be caused by a number of reasons. The disease affects the lungs in an adverse way and can cause serious damage if not catered to immediately.

The primary function of the lungs is to aid the respiration process and hence control the amount of oxygen traveling to blood. As can be easily understood that any disruption to this process can be dangerous and in extreme cases, fatal. Let us try to understand, in the simplest terms, how exactly the lungs work.

The human lungs are porous organs located on either side of the chest. The windpipe takes the air we inhale to the lungs by means of tubular structures known as bronchi. These bronchi keep getting smaller and smaller in size (called bronchioles) and finally end in the bunch of air sacs. These air sacs are technically known as alveoli and are the part of the lung, responsible for absorbing oxygen into the blood and extracting carbon dioxide from the blood to be exhaled.

Now that we have understood how critical this entire process is for human life, let us relook at pneumonia in a slightly more detailed manner. Pneumonia is the filling up of the air sacs with liquid (cough or pus), disrupting the normal breathing. This happens due to an infection, which can be caused by multiple reasons. This is why a comprehensive nursing care plan for pneumonia is a must.

How can you identify that someone has pneumonia? The disease in itself ranges from minor to major to critical. So do the symptoms. The age ranges more susceptible to these infections are

 

  1. Children less than 2 years of age
  2. Senior citizens above 65 years of age

Some of the common symptoms of pneumonia are

 

  1. Cough
  2. Tiredness
  3. Trouble in coughing, including chest pain
  4. Fever and Shivering
  5. Body temperature falling lower than normal (typically the case with seniors)
  6. Difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath
  7. Confusion and difficulty in mental awareness (generally the case with senior citizens)
  8. For newborn babies, the symptoms may not be very obvious. They may be restless or vomit

So should you see a doctor for any of these reasons? As is obvious, most of the symptoms are common to that of influenza and you may still need to see a doctor for that. However, if you see any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible

 

  1. Difficulty in breathing
  2. Persistent cough, especially if you can see us
  3. Constant fever of 102oF or above

This is one of the diseases where early diagnosis and treatment can be the difference between life and death, especially in the case of senior citizens having other chronic problems like heart failure and lung issues. Thus, speaking to your health care provider and ensuring that a proper nursing care plan for pneumonia is in place, is extremely critical.

Knowing so much about the disease, the obvious question would be how is it caused? Pneumonia is broadly classified into the following types based on how the patient acquired the infection

 

  • Hospital Acquired Pneumonia – This is the type of pneumonia that the patient acquires when visiting a hospital or being hospitalized for any other ailment. This can be serious in nature since the bacteria causing the infection would have become resistant to the antibiotics. There is a higher risk for patients who are in the intensive care units, especially on a ventilator, since their respiratory system is already weak and at a higher chance of catching the infection. Hence, the nursing care of patients with pneumonia becomes even more difficult.
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia – This is the second and more common type of Pneumonia, which is acquired by people who are not in any contact with a hospital. This can be caused by any of the multiple organisms like
  • VirusThe cause for this type of pneumonia are the viruses that are also responsible for cold and flu. It generally impacts children and is mild. However, in certain scenarios, it may turn serious and critical.
  • Bacteria – The most common type of Pneumonia is caused by bacteria and can occur anytime. Having the flu or any other kind of disease is not required for this type of Pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia may impact only one of the lobes of the lung and not necessarily both.
  • Fungi – This is a completely different type of pneumonia, where the most susceptible are people who have a weakened immune system, which may have occurred due to any reason. This typically occurs when the patient comes in contact with and inhales large quantities of the fungi, for example being carried in bird droppings.
  • Aspiration Pneumonia – The third and slightly less type of pneumonia occurs when the patient inhales food, fluids or other contents into the lungs. This is the type which is not communicable, instead occurs due to smoking or alcohol habits.
  • There are so many types of pneumonia and different factors causing the same. Yet, there are certain parameters, basis which some people are more at risk than others. Generally speaking, anyone having a habit that weakens the immune system becomes prone to the disease. Below is a list of people who may be at a higher risk
  1. Those having smoking and drinking habits weakening their lungs and the immune system
  2. Those suffering from malnutrition
  3. Those having other chronic ailments that result in the immune system being weakened, like AIDS
  4. Those who have been hospitalized recently and are in the Intensive Care Unit
  5. Those who are exposed to certain chemicals or pollutants as part of the job

As there is a lot of care required for a patient having pneumonia, it is recommended that they should be attended by trained nurses during the illness. A trained nurse can help in many ways that a family member may not be able to. Some of the activities that the nurses are trained in to help the patients of pneumonia are

 

  1. Carry out a respiratory assessment to identify the issues
  2. Help stabilize the body temperature – assist in increasing or decreasing the body temperature depending on the patient’s condition
  3. Ensure airway clearance at all times to help the patient breathe
  4. Help in nutritional care
  5. Ensure proper fluid intake to help the patient’s bodily functions
  6. Support in breathing and coughing as well as assist with oxygen supplementing if required
  7. Help administer medications in a timely manner
  8. Assist with a proper neonatal pneumonia nursing care plan

We at Care24 completely understand your concern for your loved one and the fact that nursing care for pneumonia is not easy. That is why our staff is carefully selected and thoroughly trained to handle any eventuality while caring for your relative. You can contact us over the phone or visiting our facility to talk to our team. Our team will ensure to clarify all your queries and address your concerns about our services.

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  • nursing care for pneumonia , Pneumonia  If there was an option of negative stars then I would have choosen it. They offered me a package of₹ 5950/- for 10 days and after 2 days updated me on new package of ₹5700/- for 7 days without my consent. Even deposited my earlier cheque and then I had to follow up for the balance for about 10 days explaining my issue everyday to the new person on their helpline. They don't acknowledge emails too. Worst experience and definitely not recommended

    nursing care for pneumonia , Pneumonia Mugdha Kulkarni
    5/23/2019
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    nursing care for pneumonia , Pneumonia Sujata Rao
    6/19/2019
  • nursing care for pneumonia , Pneumonia  The worst experience I've had of my life. I normally never really write reviews, but I had to write this because this agency is the worst company I've dealt with till now. Their customer service is terrible, most of their attendants are not competent for taking care of elderly patients. Please do not use their service.

    nursing care for pneumonia , Pneumonia Radhika Kulkarni
    6/27/2019
  • nursing care for pneumonia , Pneumonia  worst service, they just talk as if they will send professional at our place, they give big promises at the time of starting their services, but when the attendant come at our place we realized that he was more delicate than our patient, the person whom they had sent got a small scratch in his finger and than the same day he said he wont come as he got injury, so the next day he dint turn up neither did care24 arrange for a replacement, after calling them for 4 times they said me sorry they couldn't arrange anyone today. they don not have the decency to even inform that they cannot arrange for a replacement.. please do not go for their services, its just the promises nothing to deliver

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    4/11/2019
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Frequently Asked questions

  • When recovering from an illness or surgery, you look forward to returning to your own home and recuperating in an environment where you are comfortable, relaxed and safe. This is made possible with our in-home nursing services.
  • Care needs of those who are advanced in age and are unable to take care of themselves can be an overwhelming task for the rest of the family members. This often leads to the thought that a nursing home/care home is the only practical option left.
  • Complex care needs might make one want to consider moving to a nursing home to recover under the watch of trained professionals. Our in-home nursing services can help you recover in the comfort of your own home.
    Our in-home nursing services will help smoothen-out the transition from Hospital to Home
  • Recovery in familiar surroundings, surrounded by family, is proven to be quicker
  • Our nurses take care of your complex needs while helping you maintain your independence, lifestyle and daily routine.
  • Home care nursing helps those advanced in age too; for them home is where all their memories are, where their children and grand-children live. It is the place they feel needed and loved.
    With our home care nursing services, you can provide the best care for your loved one in the family home, without making any extra demands of your family members.

Care24’s trained nurses provide high quality home care nursing services for hospital like care at home. Whether you are looking for simple support in doing everyday tasks when recovering or need complex care that can be daunting for family members to undertake. Our nurses are highly trained medical professionals capable of providing hospital-like care in the comfort of your own home.

Our nurses are experienced in providing a complete range of nursing care specializations:

  • Taking medicines on time, monitoring blood pressure and other vitals, and fixing a diet plan
  • Oral and personal hygiene, feeding and bathroom assistance, or assistance with mobility
  • Caring and dressing wounds, handling IV infusions and other medical equipment, emptying catheter bags, colostomy bags and bed pans
  • Our nurses (females) or brothers (males) are highly qualified, experienced, and capable of providing hospital like nursing care in the comfort of your own home. All our Nurses go through a rigorous background check, a written exam and trained in all medical procedures that are listed below to ensure you get expert & professional in-home nursing services.
  • Our Nurses are medically qualified with BSc, GNM, or ANM degrees, and many years of experience with leading hospitals. Since each case is unique and may require specific skills, we also ensure that we identify and deploy which nurse will be best for your need.
  • Our nurses and brothers are discreet, and sensitive to the emotional and physical needs of the patient and other family members. Our Nurses are familiar with following a physician’s instructions when caring for a patient and empathic to offer encouragement and support to those who require our nursing care services.

You can fill a request form on our website or download our app and simply click a button to request a Nurse.

Provide us with medical details of the patient who needs nursing care, the tasks the nurse needs to do, the duration for which you need our in-home nursing services and your preferences of gender or language if any.

Our team will connect with you to confirm your requirement and send a nurse to take care of the patient. All our nurses are uniformed and carry identification to help you know that you are indeed letting a trained professional from Care24 into your home.