Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) refers to the formation of a blood clot (thrombus) within a deep vein, usually in the leg (thigh or calf). Once the blood clot forms, it can partially or completely block the flow of blood through that vein.  Some common causes of DVT include immobility, trauma or damage to the vein, … Read more

Hypertension Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Hypertension is high blood pressure. The guidelines were updated by the American College of Cardiology in 2017, and a blood pressure of less than 120/80 mmHg is now considered normal. Anything above this is considered elevated, and stage 1 hypertension is diagnosed at 130/80 mmHg.  Hypertension is the most common preventable risk factor for cardiovascular … Read more

Heart Failure (CHF) Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Heart failure (HF), sometimes referred to as Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), occurs when the heart can’t supply blood effectively to the rest of the body. The left ventricle of the heart is larger and is responsible for most of the pumping action. In left-sided HF, the left ventricle either loses its contractility so it isn’t … Read more