I am very new to allnurses.com but it has helped out a lot for so many different things. I am making my first post because i am having trouble with nursing diagnosis. I have searched to forum many times with different terms and i have still not come up with what i need. I know this subject has been beating the dead horse but everytime a member posts a link to a helpful page of source its either out of date and no longer available or if its on allnurses then for some reason it takes me to the home page only. What I am really looking for is a guide or a source for up to date and accepted NANDA Nursing Diagnosis. I am using a Prentice Hall Nursing Diagnosis handbook
but it seems limited and out or date. For example my instructors will tell me electrolyte imbalance is an acceptable diagnosis, but I can't find it anywhere in any shape or form in my handbook. I am going to purchase the Elsevier Nursing Diagnosis Handbook but I have an assignment due in 2 days so an online source would be really helpful to me right now.
My main issue right now is making a care plan for a patient admitted for DKA. I have found "Risk for unstable blood glucose" but what if they were admitted for DKA and several times during my clinical shift i checked a blood sugar and was getting levels in the 250-350 range. Is there a "management of" or maybe a "Readiness for". Thanks for anyones help or suggestions i really appreciate it.