Nursing Care Plan for Osteomyelitis

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Nursing Care Plan for Osteomyelitis


Care Plan Diagnosis Interventions Rationale Goals Patient Education Evaluation
Physiological management ·       Inflammation related pain around the affected region

·       Infection related hyperthermia

·       fluid volume deficiency due to excessive fluid loss and Impaired mobility around the affected region

Medication To reduce the pain and fight the infection Short Term Goals

·       Pain alleviation

·       Avoiding possible complications

Long Term Goals

·       Wound Drainage

·       Assessing and helping with mobility


·       How to take care of the wound to prevent re-infection

·       Medication adherence

·       Seeking medical care when experiencing a fever, increased fatigue, pain, swelling or drainage around the affected region.

The patient maintained satisfactory pain management levels, decreased infection, reduced swelling and inflammation, improved motion and ability to implement treatment regime at home


The patient has also maintained coping mechanisms to deal with stressful situations.

Elevation of the affected extremities To reduce inflammation
Immobilization of the affected area using a splint To reduce the pain
Wound drainage To reduce abscess
Rest Since fatigue impairs healing
Psycho-social management ·       Checking for depressive attitude

·       Losing control during acute pain

·       Alcohol and medication abuse

Counseling For the patient to understand the psychological impact of the treatment Short Term Goals

·       Enabling the patient accept and understand their situation

LongTerm Goals

·       Helping the patient develop coping mechanisms and achieve self-recognition

·       Getting the patient required psychological help for better mental health.

·       The importance of having proper coping mechanisms to deal with stress that would deteriorate the healing process.


Developing appropriate coping mechanisms To help the patient live a meaningful life
Encouraging them to share their fears and concerns To ensure comfortable hospitalization process
Involving them in decision making To avoid the patient being  prone to depression






Kuşdemir, Ş. Ç. (2015). Osteomyelitis and Nursing Management. In O. Ozdemir, Pediatric Nursing, Psychiatric and Surgical Issues (p. 176). Istanbul: Books on Demand,.

Lewis S. I., B. L. (2017). Medical-Surgical Nursing: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems. (10th Ed). Elsevier.

  1. Frank, V. V. (2018). Psychological Aspects in Primary Post Traumatic Osteomyelitis after Accidents. Orthopaedic Proceedings.