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    Hi,

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

    Help please...

    Thanks!
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    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.
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    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
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    And almost always an actual diagnosis will be priority over a Risk For.
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    Well, those last two pretty much nailed it.


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