Alright, I'm having a hell of a time with this care plan. My patient was relatively healthly prior to having his sigmoid colon removed secondary to diverticulitis.
My diagnoses are:
Constipation related to use of opoid analgesics and manipulation of bowels during surgery as evidenced by patient not having a bowel movement for 5 days postoperatively.
Risk for deficient fluid volume r/t inadequate fluid intake secondary to nausea.
My potenial third one is: Impaired tissue integrity: gastrointestinal r/t diverticulum in the sigmoid colon AEB patient reporting gastric pain, nausea, and changes in bowel habits, and labs showing increase WBCs, decreased Hgb and Hct.
How do those sound? Doing care plans
on healthy patients really sucks!