So I'm looking for a little help today, I'm always lost as far as nursing dx after taking care of someone for a few hours and then they are discharged. I always ask myself to find my priority "what needs to happen for this patient to leave the hospital." This usually guides me but I'm stumped today...any help is appreciated.
Pt admit with fever, chills, polyuria, nausea, and general weakness. Found UTI gram - sepsis treated with antibiotics. Was in hospital total 3 days. When I worked with her she was independent, no pain, no weakness, and ambulating x3 during my shift prior to being discharged.
Now, I know I should write the care plan based on the UTI, so priority Asepsis followed by pain. I'm not sure how to choose nsg dx, I don't see Infection as an option and she already has an infection so it's not Risk for. Or maybe do I do a teaching dx ie: ineffective health maintenece on ways to prevent UTIS? Any help is appreciated!