I need a nursing Dx for C-section in PACU... - page 2

I can't use Risk for Infection because it is too soon. It has to be while in PACU. She had an epidural and was in NO pain. Lower transverse abdominal incision with scant bleeding on the peripad,... Read More

  1. by   bhsthrower6634
    So I also have a c-section pt. and am having trouble with my goals and interventions. My diagnosis is Risk for infection. All I can think of for the goal is incision heals without infection within 6 to 8 weeks of c-section. Does anyone else have any ideas? Thanks
  2. by   Daytonite
    Quote from bhsthrower6634
    so i also have a c-section pt. and am having trouble with my goals and interventions. my diagnosis is risk for infection. all i can think of for the goal is incision heals without infection within 6 to 8 weeks of c-section. does anyone else have any ideas? thanks
    see http://allnurses.com/forums/2751313-post8.html. the goal of any "risk for" diagnosis is that the patient doesn't develop the problem that they are at risk for.

    you are using risk for infection with the goal that the patient doesn't develop a postpartum infection. your interventions will be things you will do to prevent that from happening. the goal is what you predict will happen as a result of your interventions: no signs or symptoms of postpartum infection. that can be stated a number of different ways. wound healing has absolutely nothing to do with infection. it has to do with skin integrity and that is not what risk for infection is about.
  3. by   moongirl
    goals- pt will verbalize understanding of proper wound care. pt will demonstrate wound care. pt will remain infection free throughout their hospital stay. Pt will verbalize understanding of s/s of infection and when to call MD.

    interventions- teach pt wound care, proper handwashing, teach pt s/s and when to report to MD

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