care plan help

  1. So I have an 86 year old patient whose primary nursing dx will be risk for infection. He has AD, and a multitude of health problems... I'm trying to come up with an E: r/t for my dx and I just wanted to know people's opinion on the wording of my etiology.

    P: Risk for Infection

    E: r/t inadequate primary and secondary defenses, secondary to indwelling foley catheter, continous peripheral Intravenous line, invasive cystoscopy procedure and abnormal chest x-ray revealing developing atelectosis or pneumonia in left lung bases.

    Any feedback will be helpful. Thanks!
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