hi! can anyone give me 10 prioritized nursing diagnosis on pt diagnosed with acute stroke. age 68 years. thanks! please respond!
Do you have a care plan book or access to a list of nursing diagnoses? Either of those would be a good place to start with formulating these diagnoses based off of your patient's symptoms gathered from your assessment. As far as prioritization goes, think about the Maslow's hierarchy of needs and organize the diagnoses according to that.
We don't know any data on your patient and how she is reacting to her stroke. Nursing diagnoses are based on assessment data of the patient and their symptoms or reactions to situations, treatment and the like. What kind of stroke was it? Does she have any modifiable risk factors that you can help her work on so as to prevent further incidences of a stroke? Does she have any residual symptoms, such as dysphagia or vision issues? Is she at risk for falls? Does she have any pre-existing issues that are causing her issues as well, such as hypertension?
Hope this helps and good luck on your homework assignment!
Last edit by pinkiepie_RN on May 16, '08
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