DiagnosisN314 - Diagnosis NURS 314 What is a diagnosis? An...

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Unformatted text preview: Diagnosis NURS 314 What is a diagnosis? An example? Medical vs. Nursing Diagnoses Medical-id disease Nursing-focus on healthy or unhealthy responses . . . Diabetes Mellitus problems r/t DM: as a new dx: Knowledge Deficit, Risk for Infection, Ineffective Coping as a continuing dx: . . . A Nursing Diagnosis is . . . Clinical judgment/decision about responses to actual or potential health problems and life processes Nursing diagnosis is based upon the assessment obtained and provides direction for intervention selection for achieving outcomes N. American Nursing Diagnosis Association (NANDA) 2 Types of Diagnoses Actual Diagnosis: clear display of signs and symptoms definitive for a specific nursing diagnosis Risk/Potential diagnosis: clinical determination that a patient is more vulnerable to develop a diagnosable problem than others, presence of strong risk factors How to state an Actual Nursing Diagnosis 3 Parts . . . P = problem in approved language E = etiology stated as supporting factors for problem, pathophysiologic cause, &/or life circumstances S = signs and symptoms, include + & - findings Etiology of Diagnosis The supporting or causative factor for a diagnosis Ex. Nsg Dx of Self Care Deficit...
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