care plan question

  1. 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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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   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
  4. by   mitchsmom
    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
  5. by   jamieSN
    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
  6. by   studentNY
    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.
  7. by   NYCRN05
    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!!
  8. by   RainDreamer
    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".
  9. by   mitchsmom
    Thanks everyone!

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