I have a pt. that I have to write a careplan on who is a paraplegic and I'm not really sure about what diagnoses to pick. This pt. came in because they had bilateral DVTs and when they were admitted they found out this pt had a UTI. The pt. was using a foley catheter at home and was on a foley in the hospital as well but that was d/c and a straight cath will be used instead.
The two priority diagnoses that I was thinking of was ineffective peripheral tissue perfusion and impaired urinary elimination but like I said above i'm not really sure if these are the best ones to pick. Are there any better ones? or are these good?
Any help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you!
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Sorry about that. I'm just assuming that the thombus are dislodge that causes CHF. If my comment won't it's Ok I'll accept it.
PS Im not joking around ma'am
OK....good to know
A thrombus dislodged is more likely to cause a pulmonary embolism or stroke. CHF isn't at the top of the list.
Could be a complication of a PE....but not as likely in and of itself.
Last edit by xtxrn on Oct 31, '11