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!