Hello, I don't generally post on here but I have run across a question as I am composing my care plan for a post-op tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy of a four year old child.
My question is, I understand that after any surgery the client will be at risk for bleeding and infection. I was thinking about my nursing diagnosis being Ineffective Protection r/t post-surgical bleeding and infection risk. Can I address both of these issues with one diagnosis? If so, do I just come up with two goals? Or should I address them individually such as Risk for Infection and Risk for post-surgical bleeding? AND, I know that risk for post-surgical bleeding is NOT a NANDA diagnosis so I just need some of you advice on how to address this issue.
I am open to constructive criticism and advice. Thanks!