COPD Nursing Diagnosis

  Ineffective Airway Clearancerelated to: increased sputum production, bronchoconstriction, ineffective cough, bronchopulmonary infection, fatigue / lack of energy. Ineffective breathing pattern related to: shortness of breath, bronchoconstriction, excessive mucus production, airway irritants. 3. Impaired Gas Exchange related to: ventilation perfusion inequality.   4. Imbalanced Nutrition: less than body requirements related to: anorexia.   5. Activity intolerance related to: imbalance between oxygen supply […]

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How to write a diagnostic statement for a care plan.

  How do I write a diagnostic statement for risk, problem-focused and health promotion diagnoses? When writing a diagnostic statement using the Problem-etiology-symptom (PES) method, we are conveying a lot of information to our colleagues. We start with the diagnosis itself, followed by the etiologic factors (related factors in an actual diagnosis). Finally, we identify the major signs/symptoms (Defining characteristics) […]

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