Activity Intolerance care plan help

  1. I am doing a care plan and my diagnosis is Activity Intolerance and I am having a hard time coming up with a goal? The client is unable to care for himself, his caregiver is doing everything for him pretty much. He is HIV positive and is recovering from pnewmoscystitis carinni pneumonia. He is weak and tired, short of breath, hot and cold. He is wetting the bed. Any help with coming up with a related to and a goal would be much appreicated!
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  3. by   Achoo!
    What about VS will remain stable after dangling, turning, ambulating?

    O2 sats will not drop below 90% during length of shift?
  4. by   love2beanurse
    here is what I came up with, and it doesnt have to be right, we just have to try so please dont make too much fun of me if I am way off! lol.

    I put Client will show signs of activity tolerence 1 time without showing signs and symptoms of physcial distress during my shift of so and so.
  5. by   Achoo!
    I'd specify what kinds of signs, otherwise what do you evaluate and assess specifically, you know?
  6. by   Daytonite
    For a nursing diagnostic statement:
    • Activity Intolerance R/T the presence of respiratory problems and generalized weakness AEB shortness of breath, incontinence, and statements of feeling weak, tired, hot and cold.
    Some ideas for goals (these are very broad):
    • Patient will demonstrate a measurable increase in tolerance to activity with absence of dyspnea and excessive fatigue.
    • Patient will demonstrate a decrease in the physiological signs of intolerance as evidenced by pulse, respiration and B/P remaining within his normal range of ________.
    • Patient will achieve a measurable increase in activity tolerance as evidenced by reduced fatigue and weakness and by vital signs within acceptable limits during physical activity.
    • Patient's skin will remain warm and dry during activity.
    • Patient will remain free of preventable discomfort while performing ADLs.
  7. by   love2beanurse
    Thanks yall! Im so new at this.
  8. by   Daytonite
    so were we all at one time. this stuff doesn't come to you overnight. it'd be great if it did! i didn't really get the hang of care plan writing until i was out of nursing school and in a job where we were required to do it. then i learned up pretty darn fast and realized how much i hadn't been paying attention in nursing school.