Constipation Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

constipation nursing diagnosis

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 in a week. Constipation has several causes, which may include gastrointestinal disorders, neurological problems, post-surgical status, ongoing chemotherapy treatment, or even pregnancy. The treatment is often directed not only … Read more

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