collaborative problem

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    please explain in great detail what is meant by a collaborative problem. What i do know is that it is a nursing intevention and a medical combined together, but what or how can i tell a collaborative problem from a nursing problem
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    Each part of a collaborative problem focuses on different aspects and concerns.

    Say, Ms. Smith was admitted to the hospital for lung CA.

    The doctor would be concerned with the aspect of diagnosing her with lung CA and prescribing treatment such as chemo, radiation, etc.

    A nurse would be more concerned about her response to the disease and would use a nursing diagnosis such as ineffective breathing pattern or chronic pain.

    Both health care providers are working to help Ms. Smith achieve her optimal state of health, but they go about it in different ways.
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    okay i understand that, but i am still somewhat confused. can you or anyone tell me whether or not thses statements are a collaborative problem or nursing diagnosis. constipation related to irregular defecation habits. is it a cp or nd and explain? risk for cardiac dysrhythmias related to potassium deficency? hypoxia related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?
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    Collobarative problems are headed with PC for potential complication. An example would be PC: Sepsis or PC: Acidosis (metabolic). With a PC dx there will be or should be nursing dx that would fit with it also. A nursing dx should not have a medical term in the r/t field...unless possibly when in use with a secondary. For example Risk for injury r/t altered mobility secondary to arthritis. Your nursing careplan book and/or nursing fundlementals book should be able to guide you.
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    you have answered my question. thank you so much i know i would need more help in the future. again thanks
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    thank you also for breaking thing down for me. I am glad to be on this website i can across it by mistake thank my lucky stars. i'm almost 50yr and just starting the transition class march the 25th to be exact. I am scared, but i can taste my RN license.
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    Quote from chryl marthrel
    thank you also for breaking thing down for me. I am glad to be on this website i can across it by mistake thank my lucky stars. i'm almost 50yr and just starting the transition class march the 25th to be exact. I am scared, but i can taste my RN license.
    You are welcome. You can do it!!! Welcome to Allnurses. I found this site when I started school as well and it is very helpful. Make sure to look at the sticky notes for some awesome websites that will guide you in your learning.


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