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Hepatitis B Nursing Assignment

Introduction: Hepatitis B is an infectious disease of liver which can damage organ, failure of liver and cancer also if not treated in a time period. The body get immune for the rest of the life to the virus once it is infected to a victim. The following are the reason to get infected by the virus:

  • During unprotected intercourse the semen sample, saliva or vaginal discharge exchanged which is a reason of exchange of virus.
  • During needlesexchange the virus spread by the contaminated blood and needles.
  • During pregnancy the child get infected by the mother but is treated when vaccinated.

Symptoms: The symptoms are as followed:

  • Stool of light colored.
  • High temperature.
  • Tiredness for a long period of time.
  • Nausea, vomiting, loss interest of food.
  • Pain in stomach.
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Diagnosis: The patient is prescribed for blood test to notice an inflamed liver and if the high level of liver enzymes are seen them the following test has to be performed:

  • HepatitisBsurfaceantigen and antibody (HBsAg): Protein on Hepatitis B virus is called antigen. Protein made by the immune cells are called antibiotics. After the infection persists from week 1 to 10 the antigen-antibodies exposure are seen in the blood.
  • HepatitisBsurfaceantibody (anti-HBs): The antibodies are seen after the antigen-antibodies exposure for which the body will be immune for the rest of the life.
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Treatment: It is a very long procedure. The victim has to be vaccinated with a shot of immunoglobulin of hepatitis B which will immune the body and the victim will no longer prone to be infectious. Alcohol and acetaminophen consumption is strictly prohibited in this time. Also the intake of any other drugs, food supplements, herbal medicine are not allowed without the doctor's permission.

If the victim is chronic to Hepatitis B then the following medications are prescribed:

  • Entecavir (baraclude).
  • Tenofovir (viread).
  • Lamivudine.
  • Adifovir (hepsera).
  • InterferonAlfa.


  • Having protection during intercourse.
  • Wearing gloves while treating patients.
  • Not to share personal things to others.
  • Proper sterilization of tools.

Nursing Topics

⯈ Child Nursing Help

⯈ Adult Nursing Help

⯈ Elderly Care Nursing Help

  • Ways to identify an abused elderly patient
  • Clinical trials in older patients
  • Change in health care for the elderly in your country
  • Measures to take when the elderly refuse to eat
  • Alcohol use among elderly patients in nursing homes

⯈ Women’s Health Nursing Help

  • Acne prevention and treatment in women
  • Increased risk factors for osteoporosis in women
  • Factors that alter breast milk content
  • Ways to teach patients about menopause management options

⯈ Pain Management Nursing Help

  • Emerging ethical issues in pain management
  • Influence of patient’s race and gender on pain management decisions
  • Effects of cold therapy (a non-pharmacological method) for pain management
  • Effective end-of-life care interventions

⯈Primary Health Care Nursing

  • How well are nurses prepared for primary health care in your country?
  • Primary health care: comparing public health nursing models in different countries
  • Patient and family engagement in primary care
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