Symptoms And Treatment Of Five Nursing Diagnosis

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Five Nursing Diagnosis Acute pain related to lobectomy procedure and rib removal as evidenced by patient whimpering when moving at rating her pain eight to ten out of ten throughout the day. I chose this as a high priority, number one nursing diagnosis because of how high the patient rated her pain. Whether she was just lying in bed, or moving around, she was in pain. The only thing that could somewhat decrease her pain was pain medications, and even then, her pain only went down from a ten to and eight (Ackley & Ladwig, 2014). Risk for infection related to surgical wound on her left upper back and drainage tube in left lung. I chose this as the second nursing diagnosis and would also rate this high priority. The patient did not have a…show more content…
This is the fifth nursing diagnosis and is a low priority. This is only low priority because the patient is still able to get up and move, she just takes more time than usual and requires minimal assistance (Ackley & Ladwig, 2014). Nursing Care Plan and Evaluation Acute pain related to lobectomy and rib removal as evidenced by patient whimpering when she moved and rating her pain eight to ten out of ten throughout the day. The predicted behavioral outcome is the patients pain will decrease from eight out of ten down to five out of ten by noon on the day of care. Interventions to meet this goal include: 1. Administering the patient’s pain medications as often as allowed. This is important to help maintain the patient’s pain at an acceptable level (Unbound Medicine, 2014). 2. Assist the patient in movement. This helps to decrease the patient’s pain by taking some of the weight off her (Unbound Medicine, 2014). 3. Position the patient in the most comfortable position. Positioning has a large effect one pain. The patient preferred to be sitting upright in her chair. 4. Provide or promote nonpharmacological pain management for the patient. Things such as a cool, calm, therapeutic environment (Unbound Medicine, 2014). 5. Continuously ask the patient to rate her pain. Providing the rating, location and type of pain. This is useful in determining if pain reduction measures are effective Unbound Medicine, 2014). The
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