For starters, hello everyone! This is my first post on here (though I have spent much time stalking the site for answers throughout my 14 months of nursing school
so far LOL)
Well I am now in the long stretch (will graduate in March) of my RN program and I have hit a wall, of sorts.
Im doing some work for simulation lab tomorrow and the scenario they plan to run is DKA (yay...not)
I have to formulate 3 nursing Dx along with 3 supporting interventions per Dx.
While I COMPLETELY understand the differences in pathophysiology and expression of DM and DKA, I am wondering this: Are the nursing Dx for the two different? My thought is no since there are no SPECIFIC nursing Dx for metabolic imbalances. DKA is essentially metabolic acidosis but, if I am correct, the nursing Dx's would simply have to reflect the subcomplications of the condition, right?
I hope this makes sense