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Contractures Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Contractures

Contractures NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide for Contractures Contractures are characterized by the presence of stiffness in the patients’ muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin. Contractures may also develop in the patients’ joints, thereby restricting natural movement. The affected region prohibits the patient from moving naturally, having the otherwise …

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Compartment Syndrome Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment Syndrome NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Compartment Syndrome Compartment syndrome is a serious medical condition characterized by the excessive accumulation of pressure in an enclosed muscle space in the body. It commonly occurs in the leg, thigh, forearm, hand, and buttock, although it can occur in …

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Myocarditis Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Myocarditis

Myocarditis NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Myocarditis Myocarditis is a medical condition described as the inflammation of the muscular middle layer of the heart wall called the myocardium. Myocarditis also involves the necrosis of cardiac myocytes or cardiac muscle cells. It can cause a cascade of signs …

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Pericardial Effusion Nursing Care Plans Diagnosis and Interventions

Pericardial Effusion

Pericardial Effusion NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide on Pericardial Effusion Pericardial effusion is a medical condition characterized by the build-up of fluid in the pericardium, a sac-like structure covering the heart consisting of two layers. The pericardium normally contains a small amount of fluid; however, excess collection of …

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Impaired Skin Integrity 5 Nursing Care Plans

Impaired Skin Integrity

Impaired Skin Integrity Diagnosis and Interventions NCLEX Review 5 Nursing Care Plans for Impaired Skin Integrity The skin is a waterproof, flexible organ that covers the human body. Its three main purposes are: (1) to protect the body, (2) to regulate temperature, and (3) to provide sensation. The skin is …

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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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