Help with Nursing Dx r/t smoking and SIDS

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    Hi all, our instructor has told us several times that second hand smoke has a direct correlation with increased occurences of SIDS. How do I word that in a nursing diagnosis? I know I can't say SIDS because that is a "medical diagnosis"...but is SIDS like ineffective breathing? Impaired gas exchange? Or risk for injury?

    YIKES...Some choices are:

    Risk for Ineffective Respiratory Function r/t presence of second hand smoke.
    Risk for injury r/t maternal use of tobacco products.

    ????!!!!
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    Hi all, our instructor has told us several times that second hand smoke has a direct correlation with increased occurences of SIDS. How do I word that in a nursing diagnosis? I know I can't say SIDS because that is a "medical diagnosis"...but is SIDS like ineffective breathing? Impaired gas exchange? Or risk for injury?

    YIKES...Some choices are:

    Risk for Ineffective Respiratory Function r/t presence of second hand smoke.
    Risk for injury r/t maternal use of tobacco products.

    ????!!!!
    My first thought was ineffective breathing pattern.


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