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- by nurse_withouta_purse Jan 12, '11Hi,
I've gotten myself all jacked up on nursing diagnosis for some reason. First year nursing student here. Sometimes struggling with nursing diagnosis's....
I had a premature infant that did not have the sucking reflex and was being fed via nasogastric tube. I am not looking for entire nursing care plan....but would like advice:
Is Altered nutrition related to difficulty of neonate to attach or suck secondary to prematurity a valid nursing diagnosis? I wonder because I am not allowed to use Risk for XXXX in my care plan ....but it seems it would be more of a risk for, because the issue is being addressed via nasogastric tube.
....Or is the feeding by nasogastric tube simply the intervention to the altered nutrition diagnosis. Hope I am explaining where my confusion lies clearly.
I've asked my instructor but it's late....and I'm wondering if I could get guidance here before I "hear" back from her.....to get this done.
- Jan 12, '11 by nurse_withouta_purseMaybe "Ineffective infant feeding pattern related to muscle weakness/hypotonia secondary to prematurity"....would be better fit?
- Jan 12, '11 by dianahPerhaps this will help, not specifically with this issue but with the mindset or focus needed:
- Jan 19, '11 by BittyBabyGrowerOur careplan says :
Ineffective feeding patterns due to prematurity. Then add your interventions
Nipple infant for x minutes 2x per day, gavage feed rest
Follow appropriate labs
Weight every 3 days
Administer TPN/IL as ordered