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This is a discussion on Nursing Care plan help in General Nursing Student, part of Nursing Student ... I am starting nursing care plans. Here is scenario. A gentleman is 80 yrs old and lives alone. ...by carlarenee02 Jan 20, '09I am starting nursing care plans. Here is scenario. A gentleman is 80 yrs old and lives alone. He wants to be independent but doesn't cook so eats cold cereal and hot dogs. He has the flu and is weak and feeling very tired and he states that he has been losing weight lately. His daughter states he fell going to the bathroon at home yesterday. Where do i begin here? What would nursing diagnosis be for this?
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- Jan 20, '09 by NSALVADOREThe nursing dx I can think of off the top of my head are Imbalanced nutrition: less than meets body requirements, maybe self care deficit. Look at the criteria for those dx and see if you think it fits your patient and go from there! Good luck!
- Jan 20, '09 by Daytonitenursing care plans are problem solving. we use the nursing process which is a problem solving tool to do this. the nursing process has five steps. you begin by starting with step #1 which is assessment. you have been given a good deal of the assessment information already.
- 80 year old man
- lives alone
- wants to be independent
- doesn't cook
- eats cold cereal and hot dogs
- has the flu (influenza) - this is a medical condition and has signs and symptoms of its own
- cough (may be dry cough)
- short of breath
- rapid breathing
- diminished breath sounds
- red, watery eyes
- clear nasal discharge
- reddened nose
- cervical lymph nodes may be enlarged
- feels very tired
- states that he has been losing weight lately (you do not have empirical data, a weight to confirm this)
- daughter states he fell going to the bathroom at home yesterday
- your instructors might have given it to you.
- you can purchase it directly from nanda. nanda-i nursing diagnoses: definitions & classification 2007-2008 published by nanda international. cost is $24.95 http://www.nanda.org/html/nursing_diagnosis.html
- many authors of care plan and nursing diagnosis books include the nanda nursing diagnosis information. this information will usually be found immediately below the title of a nursing diagnosis.
- the nanda taxonomy and a medical disease cross reference is in the appendix of both taber's cyclopedic medical dictionary and mosby's medical, nursing, & allied health dictionary
- there are also two websites that have information for about 75 of the most commonly used nursing diagnoses that you can access for free:
- ineffective breathing pattern
- ineffective airway clearance
- ineffective health maintenance
- risk for imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements
- risk for infection
- risk for falls
and that is how a care plan is written without having to use a care plan book.