i need desperate help!! i have to do a care plan for a pt with congestive heart failure!! any help with nursing diagnosis???
Type in NANDA nursing Dx on yahoo or google. Go through them one by one, and just pick the ones that apply to you and then state why for the related to part. This is what I did, and I never had to spend the money on a careplan book - I winged it all through NS... just put some thought into it. Ineffective airway clearance r/t excessive secretions as evidenced by a wet cough/decreased o2 sats. that's one. anxiety related to hospitalization as evidenced by patient states he is worried about his diagnoses is always another one.
What I learned in nursing school is not to spend too much time on the careplans. Just do what you need to do to get the passing grade. Carepalns are apart of clinical (at least they were for me), and clinical was either a pass or fail. No need to go all out and spend hours and hours doing a careplan. Spend that time on focused on your lecture exams, which are the grades that will show up on yoru transcript for life.
I do remember my first careplan, and definitely can relate to your assignment. You're going to do great!
Last edit by inland18mempire on Feb 7, '09