Nursing Intervention Of Anemia

Nursing Intervention Of Anemia

As a nurse, you will treat anemia through various interventions.


Nursing interventions for anemia include:

  • Preventing anemia – Daily iron supplementation, such as multivitamin or ferrous sulfate (Feosol), is recommended to prevent anemia in patients who are at risk of developing iron deficiency. This includes pregnant women (especially during the second and third trimesters), children and adolescents ages 7 to 18 years, menstruating women, and those with chronic diseases that affect their ability to absorb nutrients. Foods high in heme iron (such as liver) or dietary supplements of non-heme iron can also help prevent deficiency when absorption is less than normal. In addition, patients who are at risk of developing a nutritional deficiency should be screened yearly for signs and symptoms of deficiencies; these include low energy levels; pale skin tone; brittle nails; rapid heartbeat or pulse rate; abdominal cramps with nausea or vomiting after eating meat products; loss of appetite; dizziness upon standing up quickly from sitting position


Anemia is a condition in which the body does not have enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to the tissues. The causes of anemia can include:

  • A lack of iron, vitamin B12 or folic acid (folate)
  • An underlying condition such as heart disease or cancer.

Goals and Objectives

The goals of nursing intervention for patients with anemia are to:

  • Improve the patient’s hemoglobin level.
  • Improve the patient’s quality of life.
  • Prevent complications. These include:
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Infection, which may result from anemia and lead to more severe complications such as sepsis and death
  • Anemia, which can cause fatigue, weakness and pallor or pale skin color

Nursing Intervention

  • Medications are used to treat the underlying cause of anemia.
  • In cases when medication is not sufficient, nutritional supplements may be given to enhance the blood components and increase hemoglobin levels.
  • Iron supplements can help replenish red blood cells and keep them healthy by supplying oxygen to body tissues. They also boost production of heme-iron enzymes that are essential for making hemoglobin molecules in your bone marrow, where blood cells are made. However, you should never take any iron supplement without first consulting your doctor about it because excess iron can damage your liver or kidneys.
  • Blood transfusions may be considered if there’s no other way to treat severe anemia. This procedure replaces lost red blood cells with donated ones from another person who has a compatible type (O+ or O-, A+, A-, B+ or B-).

Nursing Interventions for Anorexia

The nurse should assess the patient’s nutritional status, hydration status, appetite, weight, mood and mental status.

For example: “Patient’s nutritional status is poor. He has lost 5 pounds in 2 weeks without trying.”

Nursing Interventions for Fatigue

  • Monitor the patient’s energy level.
  • Monitor the patient’s blood pressure.
  • Monitor the patient’s heart rate.
  • Monitor the patient’s respiratory rate.
  • Monitor the patient’s temperature.
  • Monitor the patient’s oxygen saturation.
  • Monitor the patient’s blood glucose level, especially if you are administering IV fluids to replace fluid volume and blood glucose levels have not returned to normal after 1 hour of infusion of dextrose containing fluids (D5W or 0.9% sodium chloride).

As a nurse, you will treat anemia through various interventions.

As a nurse, you will treat anemia through various interventions. For example, one intervention is to make sure the patient gets enough iron in their diet. This can be done by recommending that they eat foods high in iron such as spinach and kale or by prescribing supplements if the patient’s doctor approves it. Another intervention might be getting your patient to take vitamins that contain folic acid, which helps red blood cells grow properly.

Nursing interventions for anorexia are also fairly easy to come up with because you can simply suggest eating more food or increasing your daily calorie intake if needed—there isn’t much else you can do besides provide encouragement during recovery from this condition (which is often caused by depression). If possible, provide some healthy snacks for your patients so that they have something available when hunger strikes them unexpectedly! Also consider getting them involved in group therapy sessions where other people who’ve been through similar situations can share tips about coping mechanisms too; this could very well lead everyone involved feeling more hopeful about their futures moving forward.”

As you can see, there are many types of anemia and they all have different causes. In order to properly diagnose and treat the patient, it is important to know what type of anemia they have. The nursing interventions below will help guide you in this process by providing information on how to assess your patient’s diagnosis, treatment plan and prognosis.

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