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Nursing Diagnosis

by tocrat tocrat (New) New

Does anyone know any good websites for help with care plans/nursing diagnosis. I am having a hard time finding a diagnosis for a laboring mom.


Daytonite, BSN, RN

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

you need a nursing diagnosis reference. there are no websites that contain all the 188 nursing diagnoses unless you are willing to pay a fee for this.

in order to use them, however, you really need to know how to chose a diagnosis.

diagnosing is done by performing an assessment of your patient and using the abnormal data that you obtain (what is actually the signs and symptoms of their nursing problems) to determine the diagnoses. every nursing diagnosis has a set of defining characteristics (signs and symptoms) of which the patient must have at least one or two. your laboring mom must be assessed for things like pain, fatigue and fluid status.

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