Help with NANDA Statement

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    I am taking a nursing informatics course over the summer that normally is taken after your first year of clinical courses. I start clinical courses this fall, and I am having a little trouble with my next lesson plan (This is all online and my instructor has never once responded to an email).

    For part of the assignment I need to write a NANDA statement about my chosen topic (Pinworm infection in a child). I understand that the nursing diagnosis lists symptoms, risks, and other information that is patient based and not pathology based, but all I have on pinworms is intense rectal itching, lack of sleep, and irritability from lack of sleep.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction? The nanda site is about joining their organization, and not a write up of who to write a diagnosis.

    Thanks,

    Steve

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    Try googling nursing diagnosis and see what you come up with.
    We all like to help students but we like to see a little effort and not do your homework for you.
    I understand your frustration but give it a go and let us know what you come up with on your own and maybe we can help.
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    Evolve: Ackley: Nursing Diagnosis Handbook, 7th Edition - Care Plan Constructor is a good resource for forming your overall nursing diagnosis.

    NANDA publishes a specific list of diagnoses for profit. You won't find the list on their website; similar APA guidelines, they sell the complete book every year or something like that.

    However NANDA diagnoses are republished all over the internet and in reputable care plan books.

    An example of a few NANDA diagnoses that I used in a care plan last term were "Acute Pain", "Impaired Physical Mobility", and "Ineffective Coping".

    My school then has us flesh out these vague diagnoses with etiology and manifestations. The general framework is: NANDA diagnosis, related to ABC (disease or morbidity), as evidenced by XYZ (signs and symptoms).

    An example of a full nursing diagnostic statement that I used was "Ineffective coping related to loss of vision, personal vulnerability, perception of inadequate control, impaired adaptive behaviors, and problem solving skills, as evidenced by flat affect, social isolation, inability to meet role expectations, poor self-esteem, uncertainty about choices, and deference in decision-making."

    My favorite care plan book is Gulanick & Myers. All of the information above was sketched out in the book, making it easy for me to customize it to my individual patient.
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    If you're moving forward with your nursing education, I highly recommend purchasing a NANDA diagnosis book. I use the one by Ackley and Ladwig.

    Amazon.com: ackley nursing diagnosis handbook 9th edition: Books

    Your library might also have a copy. Good luck and let us know what you come up with!
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    How did you get into a class you are supposed to take your second semester before you've even started clinicals?
    It took us weeks to learn how to write a decent nursing diagnosis. I also suggest Ackley. We have to have Carpenito for class, which has it's points, too- but Ackley will help you more further down the line.
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    this website helped me TONS when i had to write nursing care plans i help it helps u too
    http://www1.us.elsevierhealth.com/ME...k/Constructor/
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    Quote from KeeperMom
    Try googling nursing diagnosis and see what you come up with.
    We all like to help students but we like to see a little effort and not do your homework for you.
    I understand your frustration but give it a go and let us know what you come up with on your own and maybe we can help.
    I've seen lots of those do my homework for me posts, but I really don't think Steve's fell into that category-- it's some pretty arcane stuff and he just wanted to be pointed in the right direction.
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    Quote from nursel56
    I've seen lots of those do my homework for me posts, but I really don't think Steve's fell into that category-- it's some pretty arcane stuff and he just wanted to be pointed in the right direction.
    Exactly, and thank you for this comment. I am not asking anyone to do anything, and only wanted a point in the direction.

    This class is online, and the instructor has not responded via email or phone to any of the students (Some of us are taking patho together as well). We have turned in 4 weeks of assignments, and not received any feedback (This is the Associate Dean of Nursing for crying out loud!). The class doesn't have a prerequisite even though it is supposed to be taken in your 2nd clinical semester. Many of us are in the same boat.

    I will try to buy a book today as I have many things to accomplish this weekend including school.

    Thanks to all who were helpful.

    Steve


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