Help with care plan for "comfort care only"
- 0Nov 23, '08 by Nurse AllisonI'm trying to come up with a nursing diagnosis for a 99 yr. old dying woman.
Weight 70 lbs.
BP 80/60 -74/40
pulse 88/64 irreg.
refusing to eat for 2 days
IV- D5W 50mL/hr
Morphine 2mg q 2hrs.
We do still turn her so I was thinking "Risk for Impaired skin integrity"?
I need help with this one. Anyone else have a situation like this, and what did you use?
Thank You for any help
It was a very moving experience for me last week. A woman from hospice came in a played acoustic guitar and sang to this woman while her family was there. I was brought to tears.Last edit by Nurse Allison on Nov 23, '08 : Reason: Jus need diag. I can do care plan:-)
- 1Nov 23, '08 by Daytoniteuse the adult failure to thrive diagnosis. see these weblinks for the types of subjects and care involved with the end of life.
- http://www.stvincent.org/ourservices...ng/default.htm - links are on the left side of the page