In writing a care plan for a patient with mild hypokalemia - 3.2 mEq/L (NO other s/sx of the condition), can I use the potential nursing diagnosis "Risk for Electrolyte Imbalance" as an actual ND "Electrolyte Imbalance" or would that make it a medical diagnosis? We are only allowed to write ONE potential ND (I chose "Risk for Infection").
If this is not okay, then my back-up choice is either "Activity Intolerance" or "Impaired Physical Mobility" ... which would be more appropriate for a partial quadriplegic?
I honestly think that writing a plan for her hypokalemia would be more important, but not if that's not okay, since "Electrolyte Imbalance" is not on the list...
Thank you in advance for your help!