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Who is at risk for endocarditis?
- Rheumatic Fever
- Valve Problems
- Prolonged IV use
- IV drug use
- Poor Oral Hygiene
What will physical assessment show?
- Heart failure
- Arterial emboli
- Neuro changes
What tests are used to diagnose Endocarditis?
- Blood culture
- Echo- TEE
What is treatment for Endocarditis?
- Treat the Cause
What is NSG care for Endocarditis?
- Educate pt on use of prophylatic use of antibiotics
- Evalute temp
- Change IV site
- Oral hygiene
- Need to carry medical alert bracelet
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