SUPARTZ is indicated for treatment of pain in osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conservative non-pharmacologic therapy and simple analgesics, ., acetaminophen. You should not use SUPARTZ if you have infections or skin diseases at the injection site or allergies to poultry products. SUPARTZ is not approved for pregnant or nursing women, or children. Risks can include general knee pain, warmth and redness or pain at the injection site. Full prescribing information can be found here or by contacting customer service at 800-396-4325.
Nursing care for the patient with ulcerative colitis includes keeping the patient hydrated, and comfortable. It is important for the nurse to attend to the patient’s level of coping, since nervousness can cause flare ups of symptoms. Engage the patient in open ended conversation and attempt to explore how the patient sees them. Try to understand what the patient is going through and let the patient know that you care and are there for whatever needs that they may have. Help to educate the patient on nutrition and how to handle the stress in their life. Restricting the physical activity of the individual will also help in healing the bowel. This may be hard for the patient who is still youthful and engages in much physical activity and sports. The entire person must be treated. When making a nursing care plan the nurse must take into consideration what the needs of the person are as a whole.