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  1. The patient I had this week in clinical was a COPD patient. I need to do a care plan. I chose a few diagnoses already. I feel like I should be included one related to breathing since the patient has COPD, like impaired: breathing pattern/airway clearance/gas exchange, but because he's been in the hospital for weeks on O2, he doesn't have shortness of breath, his pulse ox is normal, etc. So I don't really have supporting data for these. Any ideas?
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    Discharge Teaching Plan for postpartum mom

    We need to just write a general plan, not for a specific patient. I was planning to mention: -breastfeeding/formula -lochia and the expected colors -call doctor for bleeding, fever -car seat safety guidelines -keeping baby on back, nothing in crib to prevent suffocation Are there any other very important topics or points to mention?
  3. I need to write a 1-2 paragraph on what I'd tell a new mom that is going to be discharged. What are the most important things to mention?
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    Purewick Catheters- Risk for Infection?

    @MotoMonkeyThanks! That's a good idea
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    Is a VTE (venous thromboembolism) and a DVT (deep vein thrombosis) the same thing??
  6. I'm working on an nursing care plan and was wondering- is using a purewick a reason to do Risk for Infection? I know they're less likely to cause infection than a Foley/indwelling catheter.
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    Help with Nursing Care Plan

    Anyone else know about the Bowel Incontinence? My friend suggested it but we're both new at this
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    Help with Nursing Care Plan

    Sorry I keep asking but we were never taught how to do Nursing Diagnoses/Care plan in class.... What can be supporting data for Risk for Infection? I can't do low WBC count because her levels are high, I guess because the gallbladder is inflamed. So is there anything other than the fact that there is a surgical site? And that she isn't capable of taking care of the site, maybe?
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    Help with Nursing Care Plan

    The first 3 I am clear on the related factors and appropriate interventions. What about Acute Confusion? Also how do I know if the disorientation is the patient's baseline? She is 90 years old...
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    Help with Nursing Care Plan

    @Nurse.KelseyThanks so much! In that order?
  11. I need to do a nursing care plan for the first time. My patient is a 90 year old female, disoriented, in the hospital for gallstones. The nursing diagnoses I cam up with are: · Acute Pain r/t to gallstones as evidenced by pain of 6 on 0-10 scale and guarding · Impaired Tissue Integrity r/t altered circulation a.e.b. pressure ulcer stage 1 · Risk for Infection r/t surgical site · Bowel Incontinence r/t use of laxatives a.e.b. inability to control passage of stool · Risk for Deficient Fluid Volume r/t medically restricted intake (NPO for two days awaiting procedure) · Imbalanced Nutrition: less than body requirements (NPO plus impaired digestion due to obstruction of bile flow) I know that I have to do the "related to" and "as evidenced by", but first I am unsure which of these to use (I only need 4) and which are priority! Any advice?

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