10 Most Common Diagnosis for Skilled Nursing Faciltiy

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    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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    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!
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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?
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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
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    wow. i've been looking for these. thanks!
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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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