10 Most Common Diagnosis for Skilled Nursing Faciltiy

  1. 0 Hey All!

    I just got a job at a SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) that focuses on rehab. I start my shadowing next week.
    I would love to hear from you all who have worked in a facility like that and what your 10 most common Nursing Diagnosis were. Thank you.

    Piscesmama
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    About piscesmama

    45 Years Old; Joined Mar '08; Posts: 58; Likes: 63.

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  4. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    Well Rehab's a little different, but in my experience many SNF patients have:

    Stroke
    Dementia
    Congestive Heart Failure
    Coronary Artery Disease
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Emphysema
    Asthma
    Diabetes Mellitus Type II
    Chronic Renal Failure
    Urinary Tract Infection

    I think these are the top 10, but everyone's opinion may vary a bit.
    Congrats on your job and I hope you like it!
  5. Visit  BABO profile page
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    Quote from piscesmama
    Hey All!

    I just got a job at a SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) that focuses on rehab. I start my shadowing next week.
    I would love to hear from you all who have worked in a facility like that and what your 10 most common Nursing Diagnosis were. Thank you.

    Piscesmama
    Congrats on the job, what SNF are you working for? Hows the patient ratio?
  6. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Here are some common diagnoses that are seen at rehab units in skilled nursing facilities:

    Congestive heart failure
    Type II Diabetes Mellitus
    Status-post TKA (total knee arthroplasty)
    Status-post THA (total hip arthroplasty)
    Debility
    Status-post CVA (cerebrovascular accident)
    Status-post MI (myocardial infarction)
    Urinary Tract Infection
    Wound Infection
    Status-post pneumonia
  7. Visit  bodz01 profile page
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    wow. i've been looking for these. thanks!
  8. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    Risk for injury r/t whatever - They are ALL high fall risks
    Altered elimination - they are all constipated from immobility and narcs
    Impaired mobility - post-op, weak
    Self care deficit - can't perform their ADLs without assistance
    Acute pain
    Chronic pain (old folks with lots of arthritis)
    Risk for infection - surgical sites, pneumonia r/t immobility


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