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Maegan Wagner, BSN, RN, CCM

Self-Care Deficit Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plans

Self-care deficit refers to a patient who is not adequately performing the activities of daily living (ADLs). This can include tasks related to feeding, bathing and hygiene practices, as well as getting dressed and completing toileting. Self-care deficits can also expand to more complex tasks, such as making phone calls or managing finances, which are … Read more

Risk for Falls Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plans

Falls are the most frequently reported safety incident among hospitalized patients, with 30-50% of falls resulting in injury of varying severity. Not all falls are preventable, though safety measures should always be implemented to reduce the risk. Falls can be reduced by 20-30% when risk factors are identified and matched with appropriate interventions. Nurses who … Read more

Impaired Skin Integrity Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plans

The skin is the body’s outermost defense system that keeps pathogens from entering and causing illness. When the skin is compromised due to cuts, abrasions, ulcers, incisions, and wounds, it allows bacteria to enter, causing infections. It is important that nurses understand how to assess, prevent, treat, and educate patients on impaired skin integrity. Causes … Read more