Today I took care of a 72 year male caucasian. This patient is in a long term care facility and is there for a non-healing surgical wound to the lower left leg with necrosis to the muscle. I've discussed with my instructor my two possible nursing diagnosis. Can someone please respond on whether or not these are appropriate; especially from a students point of view. Also the pt. has lost approx. 100 #'s in the last 3 months. Thanks for yalls help.
#1- Risk for infection r/t ???
#2- Nutrition: altered, less than body requirements