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eryn123 eryn123 (New) New

I'm a second year nursing student and I need help on a care plan. I have 3 priorities: Dementia, Falls, and Nutrition. I have to make a Nanda diagnosis for each priority and then I need 3 Noc and 3-5 Nic. I am having huge difficulty figuring out where to start and what to do for each. If any one has any suggestions or answers that would be great, Thanks.

chevyv, BSN, RN

Specializes in Gero Psych, Ortho Rebab, LTC, Psych. Has 20 years experience.

Do you have any care plan books? I often have 3 opened during my assignment. They are a huge help.

Look for Mosby NANDA book with care plans. great book! I have used it and I told other nursing students and they loved the book too.

one suggestion: of each priority what is the biggest problem as a nurse that you can work on.

for example: nutrition - is the patient not getting enough nutrients or too much nutrients..

good luck.

nursemarion, BSN

Has 36 years experience.

Dementia= Neurosensory area- how does you patient show the dementia? Confusion? Impaired memory? Tailor it to what you know about the patient

Falls=Safety-what is the biggest problem your patient is having? Risk of injury? or mobility?

Nutrition= Food and fluid - as above -too much? too little?

You have to think these things through for the individual patient. it will help you develop critical thinking skills and prioritize your care.

Daytonite, BSN, RN

Specializes in med/surg, telemetry, IV therapy, mgmt. Has 40 years experience.

you know your 3 problem areas. you merely need to find nursing diagnoses for them.

  • dementia - this is also called confusion
  • falls
  • nutrition

even if you don't have a care plan book, you can find noc and nic information for diagnoses for all three of these nursing problems on both of these care plan constructors:

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