a little guidance on nursing diagnosis for premature infant
- 0Jan 12, '11 by nurse_withouta_purseHi,
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.
- 0Jan 12, '11 by dianah, ADN Senior ModeratorPerhaps this will help, not specifically with this issue but with the mindset or focus needed: