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Nursing Diagnosis Prioritizing


Hello! I need some help with prioritizing my nursing diagnoses. My biggest question is if "risk for" diagnoses can be of high priority even though they are just a risk. Here are my nursing diagnosis:

1) acute pain

2) constipation

3) risk for infection

4) impaired urinary elimination

5) risk for impaired tissue perfusion

Thanks for your help!

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 40 years experience.

Ask yourself: What will kill my patient the fastest?