Anaphylaxis Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Anaphylaxis is an acute hypersensitivity reaction with potentially life-threatening consequences. It is often a sudden, multi-system, widespread allergic reaction. Anaphylaxis frequently results in death if untreated because it quickly progresses to respiratory failure.  Anaphylactic reactions have traditionally been classified as Immunoglobulin E (IgE)-mediated responses, whereas anaphylactoid reactions are IgE-independent responses. The clinical condition and treatment … Read more


Smoking Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Cigarette smoking, a leading cause of preventable death all over the world, affects nearly all organs in the body, results in various diseases, and reduces overall well-being.  Smoking can cause the following adverse health effects: Gum disease Vision problems Cancer development Persistent cough COPD Heart disease Angina Stroke Infertility Pregnancy complications Erectile dysfunction  Weakened immune … Read more


Cancer Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Cancer, one of the leading causes of death in the world, is characterized by the unregulated or uncontrolled growth of cells that infiltrate and damage tissues and organs in the body. Symptoms of cancer can vary depending on which part of the body is affected. Some of the general signs of cancer include: Cancer cells … Read more


Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a type of retrovirus that causes immunosuppression. Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) is considered late stage HIV when the body is severely damaged by HIV. There currently is no cure for HIV, but medication can help patients live a healthy life with a normal life expectancy. HIV can be transmitted through … Read more


Edema Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Edema is swelling caused by fluid build-up in the tissues. It can occur in any part of the body but is most noticeable in the arms, hands, legs, and feet.  Edema is a common finding and may go away on its own or may be a symptom of an underlying health condition, an allergic reaction, … Read more


Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Alcohol withdrawal syndrome (AWS) occurs when a person suddenly stops or reduces drinking after heavy alcohol consumption.  Alcohol is a CNS depressant. With heavy and chronic alcohol use, the body and brain will start to become dependent. When the depressant is stopped, the brain becomes overexcited which results in side effects of withdrawal. These symptoms … Read more


Community Health Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Overall health and well-being are greatly impacted by the communities in which patients live and work. Access to care is influenced by economic, social, and political issues. Depending on the needs of the individual and the population, it may be a major factor in determining physical, emotional, and mental health as well as morbidity and … Read more


Breast Cancer Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Breast cancer can affect one or both breasts and is usually found through an exam or mammogram and then diagnosed through a biopsy to determine if cells are malignant.  The stage of the breast cancer determines the prognosis and treatment options. Breast cancer stages range from 0 to IV. Stage IV breast cancer means it … Read more