Nursing Diagnosis Help Needed!

  1. Hi,
    I am a first year BSN nursing student and we have now started writing our nursing care plans. I am struggling with figuring out a nursing diagnosis for my pt at clinical! He was a 90 yo. His chief complaint was SOB. All of his vitals were within normal limits except his blood pressure was 170/75. I can't seem to figure out a nursing diagnosis for this! I have checked my books and even did some research! Any help would be greatly appreciated!
    Thank you!
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Mtac32
    SOB= Ineffective breathing pattern r/t
    Hypertension= Risk for decreased cardiac output
    Activity intolerance = for both

    I would recommend a nursing diagnosis book if you don't already have one because this is only the beginning haha, good luck !
  4. by   mnhodges
    Our professors are big on us using 3 part nursing diagnosis. Do you have any tips on how I might could write one for this particular pt?
    Thank you!
  5. by   Mtac32
    You could goggle it or look in your nursing books. I just gave you these examples to start with.
    Ineffective breathing pattern r/t hypoxia as evidence by shortness of breath.
  6. by   jodispamodi
    I used mosbys care plan book it covered all 3 parts and was the main reason I didn't implode during care plans in school. Its well worth the money
  7. by   mnhodges
    Thank you so much!
  8. by   Amoni
    This website was my absolute BEST friend for care plans: Nurseslabs - For All Your Nursing Needs

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