What Are Some Nursing Diagnosis That I Can Use For

  1. a person that has a toe ambutated?
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  3. by   Streamlined
    Quote from Born2BAnurse
    a person that has a toe ambutated?
    Much as I detest the whole concept of nursing diagnoses, wouldn't this be a straightforward "Alteration in body image" ? Potential for pain/phantom pain? Grief/loss? If you're still a student and you have to prepare nursing diagnoses for your clinicals, remember those intructors just love it when you individualize the care plan as much as possible. this was my secret to success in school. For all you know, this patient has been suffering with osteo or gangrene in this toe for months and he's gunnna be happy and relieved to have the toe gone. Bear in mind there are no true textbook cases. Good luck. Bear in mind, you'll never have to deal with nursing diagnoses within the real world, just bear it out.
  4. by   psychomachia
    Quote from Born2BAnurse
    a person that has a toe ambutated?
    Body image alteration secondary to great toe deficit...

    NO?

    Sounded pretty good to me...

    Another reason to work ER...No nsg dx...
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Amputated.
  6. by   psychomachia
    Maybe ineffective individual coping and impaired grief resolution due to profound loneliness after loss of favorite toe...
  7. by   Born2BAnurse
    hello streamlined thanks alot I hope your right about not using these in the real world because right now they are a pain in the butt
  8. by   gwenith
    Try "ouchy related to hurty"

    Whereas right now you have "acute rectal discomfort related to overuse of Nursing Diagnosis"


    Sorry mate - not laughing at you but I do agree the whole "nursing diagnosis" thing was the biggest load of academic waffle ever perpetrated on any profession.

    Un all honesty though I would go with

    Pain r/t surgical intervention

    and if it is the great toe

    Alteration in mobilization due to loss of balance

    Don't forget that the great toe is essential for balance and loss will alter the patients gait. Depending on age of patient you could even go with "increased potential for falls"
  9. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Why was the toe amputated? Pt diabetic, circulatory problems? Tissue perfusion? Gangrene? Could the wound beome infected? Could this affect the pt's mobility?

    Think along those lines.
  10. by   Aneroo
    OH! I had a pt like that not too long ago! It was his second toe. Need to ask what others are...
    Why was the toe amputated? My pt had osteomyletitis. Risk for infection r/t surgical wound is a biggie
    Medical hx? DM, CRF, etc... Altered tissue perfusion r/t disease process AEB slow cap refill
    Which toe? Immobility r/t pain, Immobility r/t poor balance
    Body Image Disturbance r/t loss of toe (my pt hated looking at his foot)
    Impaired Skin Integrity r/t surgical wound
    Risk for impaired skin integrity r/t immoblity
    I rock at these. My NDX book has been one of my best friends so far thru nursing school, that is until I buy my NCLEX book!
  11. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    I would give hints only, not answers, so a student can think for themselves.
  12. by   Aneroo
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I would give hints only, not answers, so a student can think for themselves.
    They sell books with these in it! Not like I'm giving the inteventions out. Just saving a few bucks. :chuckle
  13. by   Aneroo
    Quote from psychomachia
    Maybe ineffective individual coping and impaired grief resolution due to profound loneliness after loss of favorite toe...
    LMAO...."Not that toe! I love that one! Oh, the times we shared! Remember that time I painted your nail pink...You loved it so much! I'll miss you so much! *Sobbing*"
  14. by   psychomachia
    Quote from Aneroo
    LMAO...."Not that toe! I love that one! Oh, the times we shared! Remember that time I painted your nail pink...You loved it so much! I'll miss you so much! *Sobbing*"
    See, now you're getting it! You just need to perform a little "therapeutic touch" to reealign the missing toe chakra and correct that "energy field disturbance"!!

    And don't forget, EVERY pt. has a knowledge deficit...


    his could be "Knowledge deficit related to whereabouts of toe"

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