1. Hello! I did very well my first unit, taught by a certain teacher. This unit is taught by another and the majority of my class is COMPLETELY lost! When the teacher gives examples, it makes sense but when we're left on our own, it's extrememly difficult to know where to start!

    It will be the nursing DX r\t (what it's related to), aeb (then the signs and symptoms)

    Does anyone have any pointers to make this easier??

    Thanks in advance!!
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  3. by   psalm they have to be NANDA? Did you have a book you needed to purchase for care plans? Your med-surg book should have some cases that include care plans so check those that would correspond with the medical & nursing diagnoses. What is the pt in the hosp for? The dr's diagnosis of pneumonia would point you to Airway and Breathing problems...

    ie Impaired gas exchange r/t aeb

    You fill in the blanks with what is going on with this individual pt.
  4. by   stressgal
    Here is an example:
    Knowledge, deficient regarding condition, treatment, and self-care R/T lack of information AEB patient's comments about reason for hospitalization.

    Nursing DX ( from the Nanda approved list): Knowledge deficient
    RT (why is the client deficient): lack of information
    AEB (how do I know the client meets the diagnosis) : patient's comments

    Here's another one

    Skin/Tissue Integrity, impaired R/T surgical procedure AEB presence
    of incision

    Nursing DX: Skin/tissue integrity impaired
    RT(why is the skin/tissue integrity impaired): surgical procedure
    AEB (how do I know the skin/tissue is impaired): presence of incision

    I would reccommend a good care plan book. There are many available. You do not need to "create" these out of thin air.
    Hope that helps.
  5. by   MIA-RN1
    The orange dx book put out by Ackley is great because in the front it lists medical dx's with their corresponding nursing dx's/
  6. by   GrnHonu99
    Trust me it gets easier! Try this website, its an online care plan consructor..just put in your dx!
  7. by   NRSKarenRN
    :Melody: ELK, thanks for the link. What a FANTASTIC resource.

    Bookmarking site and stickying thread. :hatparty:
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    New term for us oldtimers-- guessing AEB short for "as exhibited by"
  9. by   chuckc
    Don't know if this will help, but I read my care plans back to myself backward to check it, from nursing interventions back to nurse dx, and each should relate to one another and make sense. Works for me. On the r/t I usually use s/sx and secondary to med dx. I use AEB on my desired pt outcome, it says how I will know it was effective RE: Pt skin integrity will remain intact AEB no skin breakdown during shift. Not a great example, but you get the picture. Hope this helps
  10. by   almostthere07
    I don't know if this helps but we use the PES format
    Problem, Etiology, Sx

    Example Problem, related to (cause), mainfested by (signs and symptoms). I agree with reading it back to yourself backwards. It helps
  11. by   cardiacRN2006
    We use AMB-as maniested by..
    I love that link. I never had problems with making care plans, but that website practically does it for you!!!! Awesome!
  12. by   NewEnglandRN
    Can anyone direct me to an online source of approved NANDA diagnoses? I understand new ones have been added for 2006.

  13. by   Imafloat
    We use PES format also. Problem R/T Etiology AEB Symptoms. This is a nursing diagnosis, not a medical one, so don't use medical terms such as pneumonia, bronchitis, appendicitis etc... We were also told that it is preferred to have more than one R/T and AEB.
  14. by   RNinJune2007
    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    New term for us oldtimers-- guessing AEB short for "as exhibited by"
    our aeb=as evidenced by. Same difference though