Can someone help me with writing my NANDA R/T AEB?
Here is what I had
Fluid volume deficient R/T effects of dehydration AEB diarrhea, syncope, lab diagnostics
but then I got to thinking....the R/T "effects of dehydration" is the same as fluid volume deficient, so isnt' this redundant?
Could I just say
Fluid volume deficient AEB ...
Why oh why is this so hard tonight?
Also, your AEB's are WAAAAY off. Deficient fluid volume as evidenced by amber-colored urine? Amber-colored urine could be considered a normal color. Amber may be a bit dark for normal urine, but it's not dark enough to be an AEB for deficient fluid volume. Respiratory distress as evidenced by a temp of 100.4? Tell me how an elevated temp is a sign of respiratory distress?
For your AEB, you're looking for something that definitively points to your nursing diagnosis. Deficient fluid volume as evidenced by decreased skin turgor. Ineffective breathing pattern as evidenced by use of accessory muscles for breathing. Respiratory Distress is actually not an approved NANDA nursing diagnosis.
After reading this, it's very clear that you're not using a care plan book. Do yourself a ginormous favor and get one now! Trust me, you'll feel much more confident when you're not just trying to make things up.
Last edit by Murse901 on Nov 10, '10