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Im in a LPN program and im having trouble with writing out a nursing diagnosis. Im having trouble with the related to part...so far i have acute pain r/t anxiety and unfamiliar environment aeb.....

im not sure if i can use that as the related to part???

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Neese80! has 6 years experience as a LPN and works as a Licensed Practical Nurse.

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Your r/t needs to be the reason why ure pt has acute pain based off your assessment . Example acute pain r/t laceration of head....and then your aeb. Do u have a care plan book to help you?

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one r/t needs to be the reason etc. I hated doing the nursing diagnosis at first until a RN student advised me to get a care plan book and my life became so much easier.

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What is a "care plan book" ? Are you referring to the Davis' Nurse's Pocket Guide?

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A care planning guide will really help you in writing up nursing care plans. They'll have a list of diagnosis, interventions, rationales, etc. I would recommend Ulrich & Canale's Nursing Care Planning Guide.

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mariebailey works as a Registered Nurse.

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Another way of thinking about the "related to" part is to explain the cause behind the nursing diagnosis.

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psu_213 has 6 years experience.

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Im in a LPN program and im having trouble with writing out a nursing diagnosis. Im having trouble with the related to part...so far i have acute pain r/t anxiety and unfamiliar environment aeb.....

im not sure if i can use that as the related to part???

As others have mentioned, you R/T is basically stating why they are having the pain....what is causing it? Most like anxiety and unfamiliar environment are not actually causing their pain. Some possibilities: Did they just have surgery? Do they have a broken bone?

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My instructor specifically told us DO NOT buy a care plan book because you will not be writing them as an LPN. You need to understand them absolutely, but you are not permitted to write them. At least that's here in Pa

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Correct me if Im wrong, don't all nursing diagnoses have to be from the NANDA list?

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mariebailey works as a Registered Nurse.

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Correct me if Im wrong, don't all nursing diagnoses have to be from the NANDA list?

The "related to" is a component added to the NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis to further describe the DX and assist with the reasoning process. It is not the nursing diagnosis itself.

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The "related to" is a component added to the NANDA-approved nursing diagnosis to further describe the DX and assist with the reasoning process. It is not the nursing diagnosis itself.

Thank you for clearing that up because I was confused myself!

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kkostelnikPN works as a LTC-Rehab.

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I would definitely advise getting a NANDA book I used mine for every care plan. and I need a little more info to help with the dx you can have r/t anxiety but i don't really think acute pain r/t anxiety makes sense. the anxiety isn't causing the pain... its causing anxiety. lol. so for example acute pain r/t laceration to head AEB PT report of pain of 9 on a scale of 1-10. I always like my AEB to be something the PT actually stated if possible. if you are tryinig to use anxiety i would have anxiety r/t (upcoming procedure, new medication, etc) AEB PT report of feelings of "nervousness". hope this helps!!

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