nursing diagnosis ?

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    Im in a LPN program and im having trouble with writing out a nursing diagnosis. Im having trouble with the related to part...so far i have acute pain r/t anxiety and unfamiliar environment aeb.....
    im not sure if i can use that as the related to part???
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    Your r/t needs to be the reason why ure pt has acute pain based off your assessment . Example acute pain r/t laceration of head....and then your aeb. Do u have a care plan book to help you?
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    one r/t needs to be the reason etc. I hated doing the nursing diagnosis at first until a RN student advised me to get a care plan book and my life became so much easier.
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    What is a "care plan book" ? Are you referring to the Davis' Nurse's Pocket Guide?
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    A care planning guide will really help you in writing up nursing care plans. They'll have a list of diagnosis, interventions, rationales, etc. I would recommend Ulrich & Canale's Nursing Care Planning Guide.
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    Another way of thinking about the "related to" part is to explain the cause behind the nursing diagnosis.
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    Quote from CiaraFrazier
    Im in a LPN program and im having trouble with writing out a nursing diagnosis. Im having trouble with the related to part...so far i have acute pain r/t anxiety and unfamiliar environment aeb.....
    im not sure if i can use that as the related to part???
    As others have mentioned, you R/T is basically stating why they are having the pain....what is causing it? Most like anxiety and unfamiliar environment are not actually causing their pain. Some possibilities: Did they just have surgery? Do they have a broken bone?
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    My instructor specifically told us DO NOT buy a care plan book because you will not be writing them as an LPN. You need to understand them absolutely, but you are not permitted to write them. At least that's here in Pa
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    Correct me if Im wrong, don't all nursing diagnoses have to be from the NANDA list?
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    Quote from skighler
    Correct me if Im wrong, don't all nursing diagnoses have to be from the NANDA list?
    The "related to" is a component added to the NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis to further describe the DX and assist with the reasoning process. It is not the nursing diagnosis itself.


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