I'm an overwhelmed first semester nursing student. I have a question on an assignment I'm doing. My "patient" has a hx of stroke 3 years ago with L hemi paresis, uncontrolled diabetes with hyperglycemia and frequent falls at home leading to the need for skilled nursing care (nursing home admission), and pneumonia x2 within the past year.
They are asking me to identify the 3 priority nursing needs for this patient. I answered
2. Uncontrolled diabetes
3. Frequent falls
Is this correct, or am I way off base?
Thanks, any help is appreciated.