Developing nursing diagnosis...

  1. Hi,

    I need help deciding what should be priority nursing diagnosis. Do I follow Maslow's needs??

    Help please...

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  3. by   ag11
    yep maslow always works..take a quick look at the hierarchy of needs and compare with the pts problems...u should be able to get a good idea what is priority.
  4. by   Jonathank
    ABC's (airway-breathing-circulation) first, then other less urgent survival needs (hydration, nutrition, tissue integrity, etc.) then on to the rest of Maslow's HON, IMHO.
    Last edit by Jonathank on Feb 7, '11 : Reason: adding a space between words
  5. by   hell0kittygyrl
    And almost always an actual diagnosis will be priority over a Risk For.
  6. by   ImThatGuy
    Well, those last two pretty much nailed it.