nursing diagnosis ?

  1. 0 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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  3. Visit  CiaraFrazier profile page

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    Joined Dec '12; Posts: 1.

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  4. Visit  Neese80! profile page
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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?
  5. Visit  mandasue89 profile page
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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.
  6. Visit  YosiSPN19 profile page
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    What is a "care plan book" ? Are you referring to the Davis' Nurse's Pocket Guide?
  7. Visit  CatLee128 profile page
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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.
  8. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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    Another way of thinking about the "related to" part is to explain the cause behind the nursing diagnosis.
  9. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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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?
  10. Visit  skighler profile page
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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
  11. Visit  skighler profile page
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    Correct me if Im wrong, don't all nursing diagnoses have to be from the NANDA list?
  12. Visit  mariebailey profile page
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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.
  13. Visit  skighler profile page
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    Quote from mariebailey
    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.
    Thank you for clearing that up because I was confused myself!
  14. Visit  kkostelnikPN profile page
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    I would definitely advise getting a NANDA book I used mine for every care plan. and I need a little more info to help with the dx you can have r/t anxiety but i don't really think acute pain r/t anxiety makes sense. the anxiety isn't causing the pain... its causing anxiety. lol. so for example acute pain r/t laceration to head AEB PT report of pain of 9 on a scale of 1-10. I always like my AEB to be something the PT actually stated if possible. if you are tryinig to use anxiety i would have anxiety r/t (upcoming procedure, new medication, etc) AEB PT report of feelings of "nervousness". hope this helps!!
  15. Visit  kkostelnikPN profile page
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    Quote from skighler
    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
    although that is true we don't actually write them in my program we had to do a "professional paper"/care plan every semester and needed at least 5 nrsg dx for it. so I did get a NANDA book and it was sooo helpful!! but i think it was silly considering we don't actually write them. Something interesting also.. lol if you look in your PT's chart some facilities have the actual care plans that nurses have made on the PT exactly in nrsg dx form with interventions so you can try looking in your PTs chart to see what the other nurses put
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