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Hello, I'm trying to do a nurses diagnosis on a patient who has diarrhea secondary to C- Diff. I'm stomped on how it should be wrote up. This is what I have so far ;

NDX: Diarrhea

R/T: Antibiotic therapy

2nd to: C-Diff

AEB: Frequent number of loose liquid stool

Goal:

Interventions with rationale:

Is there anyone with any suggestions?

Girl make your life a lot easier and get you a nursing dx book. You can get it from amazon for like 5 bucks. It lays it all out for you! Good luck!

RunBabyRN

Specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

I agree, you need a nursing diagnosis manual to do this. We're not going to do your homework for you.

What are the concerns when someone has C-diff? Diarrhea? What can we do for them? Why would we do those things?

missmollie, ADN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Neuroscience.

So what can you do for the patient with diarrhea. What does diarrhea put the patient at risk for. What does the fact that you have one patient with C-diff mean to all other patients on the floor? What can you do to protect them? What electrolytes are your number one concern, and what should you monitor so you know when to call the doctor?

As mentioned before, get a NANDA or Nursing Diagnosis book. Worth its weight in gold while in nursing school.

commonsense

Specializes in ICU.

Hello, I'm trying to do a nurses diagnosis on a patient who has diarrhea secondary to C- Diff. I'm stomped on how it should be wrote up. This is what I have so far ;

NDX: Diarrhea

R/T: Antibiotic therapy

2nd to: C-Diff

AEB: Frequent number of loose liquid stool

Goal:

Interventions with rationale:

Is there anyone with any suggestions?

As someone stated before, you homework will not be done for you, and you will be happy that it wasn't later in your career. With that being said, I'd like to make a few points.

NDX: Good

R/T: Is the diarrhea truly related to antibiotic therapy, or could there be an underlying issue.

AEB: Loose stool (good), what about some absolute objective information (Labs?)

Goal: What is C-Diff (Infection), what do you do for infection? What does C-Diff cause (Diarrhea), what might that cause (Fluid/Electrolyte imbalances, skin breakdown, overwhelming infection, transmission to other patients, etc.)

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