care plan question

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    Complete the following statement:

    Risk for infection r/t history of infection s/p, splenectomy, and diabetes AEB ________________.

    If it's risk for then there really isn't currently an "AEB" ... do I just put the potential AEB like fever, etc?

    Or should I write:
    Risk for infection r/t splenectomy, and diabetes AEB history of infection s/p.

    :kiss Thanks for ideas

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    There is no AEB when it is a risk for. Also we cannot use medical diagnoses so that would rule out splenectomy and diabetes.
    I would try:
    Risk for infection r/t surgical incision
    Risk for infection r/t decreased peripheral perfusion
    etc etc
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    Quote from leixlip
    There is no AEB when it is a risk for. Also we cannot use medical diagnoses so that would rule out splenectomy and diabetes.
    I would try:
    Risk for infection r/t surgical incision
    Risk for infection r/t decreased peripheral perfusion
    etc etc
    Shoot. I used that verbally today in post conference and she didn't say anything about the medical dx but maybe it wouldn't fly when she's actually grading it.... I don't know if we can or not but prolly not a good idea. His incision is well approximated now and looking good so I don't really think that's a problem... actually I think his infection was all inside in the first place... and the diabetes was like an extra throw-in. Maybe I'll fish around for something else.. he has a bunch of issues but I thought that was the main one since that's what he was in for.
    Thanks for the feedback though
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    There would be no AEB because it is a 2 part staement. But if you want to put a medical diagnosis you could do something like
    risk for infection r/t surgical incision secondary to splenectomy or r/t poor tissue perfusion or poor circulation secondary to diabetes
    hope this helps.
    they let us use med diagnoses at my school but only secondary to a nursing diagnosis

    Quote from mitchsmom
    Complete the following statement:

    Risk for infection r/t history of infection s/p, splenectomy, and diabetes AEB ________________.

    If it's risk for then there really isn't currently an "AEB" ... do I just put the potential AEB like fever, etc?

    Or should I write:
    Risk for infection r/t splenectomy, and diabetes AEB history of infection s/p.

    :kiss Thanks for ideas
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    I would not be allowed to put...r/t history of infection...I agree with "Risk for infection R/T surgical incision" or "Risk for infection R/T chronic disease process"..... concerning diabetes. I was taught no AEB is necessary.
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    I agree with the others. You can only use a medical diagnosis as a "...secondary to" your nursing diagnosis. Also, you could try Risk for infection r/t altered metabolism secondary to diabetes mellitus. Good luck!!
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    It depends on the instructor as to whether you can include medical diagnoses. I've had instructors that didn't allow it, I've had instructors that allowed it. So I would ask what they say and then go from there.

    But I agree that there's no need for AEB with "risk for".
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    Thanks everyone!


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