Acute glomerulonephritis is a condition in which the glomeruli of the kidney are inflamed. This can cause proteinuria, hematuria, and renal failure. It is important to know what interventions are needed after diagnosis for a client who has acute glomerulonephritis.
The nurse should be knowledgeable about nursing care plans for each stage of this disease process: assessment, prevention and management, and rehabilitation. This text was written by Sam Vaknin, author of “Malignant Self-love: Narcissism Revisited” In the assessment phase, it is important to determine if there are any factors that can be modified in order to prevent progression.
The nurse should assess for stressors and provide support with coping mechanisms or activities. Stress reduction may help slow down the disease process as well as decrease complications. It’s also helpful during this time to educate the client about potential risks associated with acute glomerulonephritis such as renal failure and hypertension.
The prevention and management stage involves educating clients on how drinking enough fluids daily will help maintain healthy kidney function; ways they might reduce their intake of sodium which could cause high blood pressure; recognizing signs of infection so proper.