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Diabetic ketoacidosis DKA Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Diabetic ketoacidosis DKA

Diabetic ketoacidosis DKA NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide for Diabetic Ketoacidosis Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is an acute and life-threatening complication of diabetes, often characterized by excessive glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia) and presence of ketones in the blood and urine. Diabetes mellitus (DM) is chronic disease affecting the …

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Hyperaldosteronism Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Hyperaldosteronism

Hyperaldosteronism NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Hyperaldosteronism Hyperaldosteronism is a condition characterized by excessive production of aldosterone. Aldosterone is a major mineralocorticoid hormone produced by the adrenal gland, specifically in the zona glomerulosa, the outermost layer of the adrenal cortex. It plays a role in the regulation …

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Cor pulmonale Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Cor pulmonale

Cor pulmonale NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Cor Pulmonale Cor pulmonale is a medical condition characterized by the enlargement of the right ventricle of the heart, leading to its failure. It is typically caused by a lung disorder. Also, it is oftentimes referred to as right-sided heart …

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5 Constipation Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Constipation

Constipation NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Constipation Constipation is a medical condition characterized by infrequent bowel movement, difficult passage of stool, or both. It is often defined as less than three bowel movements a week. It is a common complaint with an estimated prevalence of 12-19% of …

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Self-Care Deficit Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Self-Care Deficit

Self-Care Deficit NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide: Self-Care Deficit Self-Care Deficit is a NANDA nursing diagnosis that defines a client’s inability to perform self-care on his/her own. Self-care involves activities of daily living (ADLs) that involve the promotion and maintenance of personal well-being. These self-care tasks include feeding, …

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Muscular Dystrophy Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide for Muscular Dystrophy Muscular dystrophy is a medical condition wherein the muscles of the body are compromised, resulting in the degeneration of muscle fibers. There are different types of muscular dystrophy, but all share the same characteristics: 1. It is inherited; …

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Alzheimer’s disease AD Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease AD NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an age-related progressive neurodegenerative disorder commonly associated with memory loss and cognitive decline. This condition is characterized by the loss of neurons and the presence of intracellular neurofibrillary tangles and extracellular amyloid plaques …

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Rhabdomyolysis Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Rhabdomyolysis

Rhabdomyolysis NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Rhabdomyolysis Rhabdomyolysis is a complex condition characterized by the rapid destruction of an already injured skeletal muscle. Injury can cause a disruption to the integrity of the skeletal muscles which may lead to the release of intracellular contents including potassium, creatinine …

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Pericarditis Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Pericarditis

Pericarditis NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Pericarditis Pericarditis is a condition that refers to the inflammation of the pericardium typically accompanied by the accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac. The pericardium is a double layered sac that surrounds the heart. It normally contains about 15-50mls of …

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Cardiac Tamponade Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac Tamponade NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide for Cardiac Tamponade Cardiac tamponade is a medical condition wherein there is an increase of fluid in the pericardial space, thereby causing pressure to the heart. This condition is life threatening, and may bring complications such as pulmonary edema, shock, or …

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Atelectasis Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Atelectasis

Atelectasis NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Atelectasis Atelectasis is a lung condition that is described as a partial or complete collapse of the lung or parts of the lung. It specifically affects the lung alveoli wherein they either become deflated or filled with alveolar fluid. Alveoli are …

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Legionnaire’s Disease Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Legionnaire’s Disease

Legionnaire’s Disease NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Legionnaire’s Disease Legionnaire’s disease is a waterborne infection that causes a serious form of pneumonia. The infective organism that causes legionnaire’s disease is a human pathogen called Legionella pneumophila. Healthy people who contract legionella may not necessarily get sick, however, …

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Buerger’s Disease Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Buerger’s Disease

Buerger’s Disease NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Buerger’s Disease Buerger’s disease is a rare disorder characterized by obstruction or narrowing of the blood vessels in the extremities. The narrowing and occlusion of arteries and veins cause reduced blood flow, leading to peripheral vascular diseases. Buerger’s disease is …

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Kawasaki Disease Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki Disease NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Kawasaki Disease Kawasaki disease is a condition characterised by systemic inflammation of blood vessels mostly affecting children below five years of age. The etiology of this disease is still unknown, however it is believed that a “trigger” causes the inflammatory …

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