Pleural Effusion Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

pleural effusion nursing diagnosis

An unusual increase in the fluid in the pleural space will result to a condition called pleural effusion. Pleural effusion, if left untreated, will hinder with normal respiration and thus, could be life threatening. Some of the signs and symptoms seen in these patients include: shortness of breath, chest pain or chest tightness, dry cough, … Read more

Spinal Cord Injury Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

nursing diagnosis for spinal cord injury

Damage to the spinal cord or the nerves at the spinal canal’s base (the cauda equina) can have long-term and often irreversible effects on a person’s sense of touch, strength, and other bodily processes. In definition, a spinal cord injury (SCI) is a rupture or breakdown of the complex network of nerves and cells that … Read more

Activity Intolerance Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Activity Intolerance Nursing Diagnosis

An Activity Intolerance nursing diagnosis that can be used when a person has difficulty completing activities due to fatigue, pain, or breathlessness. Activity intolerance may also occur when an individual has difficulty mobilizing due to weakness or stiffness. Nursing interventions for activity intolerance include providing rest periods, teaching about pacing oneself, and providing support and … Read more

Acetaminophen Nursing Considerations & Patient Teaching

acetaminophen nursing considerations

Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol or paracetamol, is a common over-the-counter drug used as a pain reliever and fever reducer. It is used so frequently by many people that various drugs are combined with paracetamol and are used as one of the medications for different medical conditions. Because of being readily available, higher risks of … Read more