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Nursing diagnosis for myself

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So for one of my nursing classes we were instructed to come up with an at risk nursing diagnosis for ourselves. This is the one I have come up with, please tell me if it is correct and makes sense. At risk for activity intolerance related to sedentary lifestyle.

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Are you permitted to use at risk diagnosis? Some instructors prefer that you don't use at risk.

So it would be at risk for activity intolerance d/t sedentary lifestyle AEB (as evidenced by)...

How about "Stress r/t impaired sleep cycles and imbalanced nutrition as evidenced by impaired memory & agitated mood."?

Last semester we all made ones up for nursing students, not as an assignment but because we were all starting to feel the pressure of nursing school. Nothing like a big group of stressed out women in a room all day together for days on end. It started to get comical!

rubato, ASN, RN

Specializes in Oncology/hematology.

When we're all together joking around, we speak in "nursing diagnosis". I have many for myself, but the one I use the most is impaired memory r/t excessive environmental disturbances (school) a.e.b. .........

Impaired tissued perfusion r/t long hours of studying AEB numbness and tingling in butt.

hodgieRN

Specializes in ER trauma, ICU - trauma, neuro surgical. Has 10 years experience.

Urinary retention r/t being lazy AEB refusing to get out of bed because you just washed the sheets and its raining outside

Stephalump

Specializes in Forensic Psych. Has 2 years experience.

Are you permitted to use at risk diagnosis? Some instructors prefer that you don't use at risk.

So it would be at risk for activity intolerance d/t sedentary lifestyle AEB (as evidenced by)...

There is no AEB for "risk for" diagnoses or it would cease to be a risk and become an actual issue :)

Stephalump is correct. "Risk for" nursing diagnoses do not have defining characteristics the way all the others do. They have "Risk factors."

So... Risk for activity intolerance. Risk factors = circulatory problems, deconditioned status, history of previous activity intolerance, inexperience with an activity, or respiratory problems. In the case of a sedentary, overworked, i-have-no-life student, I'd guess "deconditioned status r/t no free time to exercise." :)