Nursing Diagnosis help

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    If someone is at risk for DVT what Nursing Diagnosis would you choose?
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    Risk for Injury
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    I had a pt with a DVT in his R leg, but for one of my (many) diagnoses, I used "risk for neurovascular dysfunction: peripheral in L leg RT potential complication from R leg DVT & immobility".
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    Quote from Mommy2ThreeSons
    I had a pt with a DVT in his R leg, but for one of my (many) diagnoses, I used "risk for neurovascular dysfunction: peripheral in L leg RT potential complication from R leg DVT & immobility".
    Awesome I have everything I need now including sleep! Hard to think when your so tired!
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    Quote from Mommy2ThreeSons
    I had a pt with a DVT in his R leg, but for one of my (many) diagnoses, I used "risk for neurovascular dysfunction: peripheral in L leg RT potential complication from R leg DVT & immobility".
    I don't think you can do that... start with a risk for and include potential complication. Those are 2 seperate nursing dxs.

    Potential complications (PC) are medically driven that the nurse is responsible for. So... PC: DVT

    Nursing diagnosis include, Actuals, Risks for, Readiness for and Potential complications.

    At least that is what we were taught.
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    Quote from PsychNurseWannaBe
    I don't think you can do that... start with a risk for and include potential complication. Those are 2 seperate nursing dxs.

    Potential complications (PC) are medically driven that the nurse is responsible for. So... PC: DVT

    Nursing diagnosis include, Actuals, Risks for, Readiness for and Potential complications.

    At least that is what we were taught.
    I think if you used r/t immobility it would be ok
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    Quote from VegasStudentNurse
    I think if you used r/t immobility it would be ok
    Yep, it was perfectly OK. I had the instructor from he** and she said it was a good diagnosis. And believe me, not one single word out of place got past her.
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    isn't it risk for insufficient perfussion?
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    Quote from Mommy2ThreeSons
    Yep, it was perfectly OK. I had the instructor from he** and she said it was a good diagnosis. And believe me, not one single word out of place got past her.
    Hey as long as your instructor was OK with it. 'Cause in the end...that is all that matters!
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    Quote from psychnursewannabe
    hey as long as your instructor was ok with it. 'cause in the end...that is all that matters!
    wrong! in the end you want to learn how to do this correctly and rationally because you will be writing care plans that will becoming part of patient's permanent records. won't you look foolish if you ever end up having to explain to a jury why you chose one nursing diagnosis over another and the nursing care that went with it--and can't do it intelligently because all you did was write care plans that appeased your instructors and got you a passing grade?


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