How do I write up a ''risk for'' diagnosis for my Med-Surg class's NPR? - page 2

So two weeks back I had this patient with an exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. And for my concept map for this patient I'd made three very lovely nursing diagnoses: "Diarrhea r/t bowel... Read More

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    Esme12,
    We seem to be in tune to each other, we are always posting a minute or two before or after the other. haha. Great minds think alike.
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    ahh please disregard the typos, my D key isn't working all the time.
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    Hey, thanks!!! I went ahead and did a care plan on another diagnosis, since I had veritably no clue how to do the "Signs and Symptoms/DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS" section of a care plan if it were going to be a "risk for'' diagnosis.

    Is there any way I can email you the care plan that i finished writing up literally 5 minutes ago? Perhaps you could eyeball it and see if I'm on the right track
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    There are NO signs and syptoms (aka AEB) for Risk for diagnosis. If there are signs and symptoms of the diagnosis then its a problem..not a risk for

    There are 'risk factors' only for "risk for....." dx
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    Aha!!! So if my nursing professor asks, "Why didn't you do that 'risk for electrolyte imbalance' nursing diagnosis for your care plan?", I can reply that if I had, the entire "DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS" portion of my rubric would have been left blank!

    And since I didn't want a 0 on that section, I chose to do an actual diagnosis instead of a 'risk for' diagnosis. Haha
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    Quote from samianquazi
    Hey, thanks!!! I went ahead and did a care plan on another diagnosis, since I had veritably no clue how to do the "Signs and Symptoms/DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS" section of a care plan if it were going to be a "risk for'' diagnosis.

    Is there any way I can email you the care plan that i finished writing up literally 5 minutes ago? Perhaps you could eyeball it and see if I'm on the right track
    Is it an at risk diagnosis if they already have a low Calcium? and didn't your CI tell you to address this?
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    Well, the normal calcium levels are between 8.8 and 10.5, and this person's only labs were drawn at the time of admission. It was 8.6.

    Ergo, they'd be hypocalcemic.

    But I looked in the index for nursing diagnoses, and I didn't find "Hypocalcemia".

    I did find diarrhea, though, so I figured I'd just do it on that.
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    thanks Esme, it has been sooo long, and i didn't want to steer he/she wrong!
    and indeed nanda doesn't have "electrolyte imbalance" on its list of acceptable nursing dx......so i was lost.
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    It's been longer for me.....LOL. I try the best I can andyouknow as wellas I do what pleases one teacher won't please another. Crazy I am still buying these books...LOL
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    Quote from Esme12
    It's been longer for me.....LOL. I try the best I can and you know as well as I do what pleases one teacher won't please another. Crazy I am still buying these books...LOL
    Don't I know it!!!!!
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