Nursing Care Plan
Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Nursing Care Plan

Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) Nursing Care Plan

Cerebrovascular Accident or commonly known as Stroke or Brain Attack is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death in the Philippines according to the Stroke Society in the Philippines. Stroke happens when an artery supplying the brain is blocked causing neurological deficits like paralysis and weakness. Stroke versus Heart Attack...
Hair Loss (Alopecia) Nursing Care Plan - Disturbed Body Image Related to Alopecia Secondary to Chemotherapy Side Effects

Hair Loss (Alopecia) Nursing Care Plan – Disturbed Body Image Related to Alopecia Secondary to Chemotherapy Side Effects

Acceptance of a cancer treatment can be very difficult for a person. Especially if this was diagnosed the first time. (Since cancer can relapse anytime) Nevertheless, it doesn’t make it any easier. Accepting the disease itself is as hard as the treatment. It may connote hopelessness, anxiety and fear of the unknown and of course,...
Hypokalemia Nursing Care Plan

Hypokalemia Nursing Care Plan

Hypokalemia is a serum potassium level less than 3.5 mEq/L or 3.5 mmol/L.  This indicates depletion in the normal potassium levels in the body, a potential life-threatening emergency and can be fatal. Causes Gastrointestinal losses Vomiting Diarrhea Prolonged nasogastric suctioning Nutrition and metabolism Low potassium diet Starvation NPO status Crash diets Alcoholism Elimination Laxative abuse...
Urinary Tract Infection Nursing Care Plan

Urinary Tract Infection Nursing Care Plan

Urinary Tract Infection is due to an infection the lower urinary tract, involving the bladder, and sometimes the urethra and the ureter. It is ascending infection caused commonly by E. coli, Enterobacter, Pseudomonas and Serratia. Clients who are at risk for having urinary tract infection are those with long standing indwelling catheters, pregnant women, females...
Pleural Effusion Nursing Care Plan

Pleural Effusion Nursing Care Plan

In order to allow movement of pleural surfaces and prevent friction, the pleural space contains 5 to 15 mL of fluid which acts as a lubricant. An increase in the collection of fluid without drainage will result to pleural effusion. What is pleural effusion? Pleural effusion is the abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pleural...
Nursing Care Plan Breast Cancer

Nursing Care Plan Breast Cancer

In 2013, American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated 232,340 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed among women in the US, as well as an estimated 64,640 additional cases of in situ breast cancer. Also on the same year, approximately 39,620 women are expected to die from breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading...
Nursing Care Plan Anxiety Disorder

Nursing Care Plan Anxiety Disorder

It is common to feel anxious over a lot of things like having job interview, attending the first day of classes, taking the board exams and the like. People tend to worry and feel nervous, they may even fear the coming of that day when they will be facing such life challenge and this is...
Nursing Care Plan for Coronary Artery Disease

Nursing Care Plan for Coronary Artery Disease

Angina is the classical symptom of coronary artery disease or CAD. It is a pain caused by inadequate or no oxygen and nutrient consumption of the myocardial tissues due to poor coronary artery blood supply. Mostly, CAD patients suffer from angina attacks because of atherosclerotic factors. Angina can be grouped into three categories: (1) stable...
Hiatal Hernia Nursing Care Plan - Risk For Aspiration

Hiatal Hernia Nursing Care Plan – Risk For Aspiration

The esophagus, is normally passing through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm. In cases of muscle weakness wherein there is a allowing of protrusion of some parts of the esophagus and stomach into the chest cavity, there means a lot of health problems like in the case of hiatal hernia. The sipping of these organ’s...
Nursing Care Plan Postpartum Depression

Nursing Care Plan Postpartum Depression

Did you know? – The prevalence rate of postpartum depression among new mothers is about 10%. Almost every new mother notices alterations in their feelings or mood after giving birth. Disturbances in function, affect or thought processes are characteristics of affective or mood disorders. When this condition affects the family after giving birth it can...
Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Nursing Care Plan

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) Nursing Care Plan

Acute respiratory syndrome (ARDS) is not a disease in itself, it is a syndrome. It is the reaction of the lungs to infection or trauma. It is characterized by hypoxemia and bilateral pulmonary infiltrates. Basically, this condition prevents oxygen from getting into the lungs because of the accumulation of fluids in the air sacs Causes...
Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan -Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance

Thyroidectomy Nursing Care Plan -Risk for Ineffective Airway Clearance

Hyperthyroidism is a metabolic imbalance that results from overproduction of thyroid hormone. The most common form of this condition is Grave’s disease, which common manifestations are increase of thyroxine (T4) production and enlargement of the thyroid gland known as goiter. The incidence of Grave’s disease affects women eight times more frequently than men especially on...
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