My teachers are trying something new this semester. We have to turn our care plans into concept maps to show how everything correlates. The patient I am doing mine on this week has both A Fib and Pneumonia. He actually came into the hospital with A Fib and acquired pneumonia in the hospital. He also has diabetes. I have a really hard time trying to tie all these pathos together. I have read on the internet that pneumonia can cause A fib, but I did not fully understand the concept. Also, this patient had diabetes, which significantly complicates things. How does diabetes increase your risk for pneumonia and A fib? And also how do A fib and pneumonia correlate?
Also, I have to come up with 6 nursing diagnosis.
These are what I have thought of so far...any thoughts would be great!
1. Impaired gas exchange
2. Ineffective airway clearance
3. Decreased cardiac output
4. Impaired tissue perfusion
5. Activity Intolerance
I just can't think of a sixth one!! Also, just in everybody's opinion, do you think I should target my interventions toward each individual medical diagnosis? OR should I correlate the A Fib, diabetes, and pneumonia into each of the nursing diagnosis I chose and intervene for all the medical diagnosis? I hope what I am saying makes since and any help would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks so much! :spin: