its my first post! i need help with my care plan for my patient with admit dx: acute pancreatitis:
44 y old female, she presented to the er c/o abd.pain/ vomiting x 3 days. she had 4-5 alcoholic drinks prior. hx of severe hypertriglyceridemia and has been off her meds since 11/07, hx of hypothyroidism, anxiety and depression (which may explain why she's drinking), colitis and menorrhagia.
my assessment findings: she's overweight, when i asked about her diet history she said she has a low fat diet and exercises at least 30 mins every day, until a few weeks ago when she started to not feel well. she has abd pain that radiates up her thorax. labs showed 343 cholesterol, 633 triglycerides, (which probably is what aggravated her pancreas along with the alcohol consumption).
i want to use nursing dx: ineffective health maintenance r/t deficient knowledge concerning alcohol use and medication, but my nursing diagnosis handbook by ackley and ladwig doesn't have very good interventions that really pertain to my patient's needs. and i need one short term goal and one long term goal and five nursing interventions for each goal (so total of ten interventions). can someone please help?
any suggestions or links/websites i can go to get more interventions? your help will be highly appreciated!!!