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, mental, and emotional health as well as morbidity and … Read more


Compartment Syndrome Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Compartment syndrome is a serious condition characterized by inflammation and increased pressure within a muscle compartment (muscles, nerves, and vessels within the fascia). While this condition occurs mostly in the lower extremities, it can develop in any muscle group.  This condition may be caused by decreased compartment size due to restrictive dressings or casts, excessive … Read more


Postpartum Hemorrhage Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) is a serious complication occurring after childbirth. 1-5% of mothers will experience PPH which is defined as a blood loss of greater than 1,000 mL of blood along with signs of hypovolemia. Primary PPH can occur up to 24 hours after delivery while secondary PPH occurs anywhere from 24 hours to 12 … Read more


Postpartum Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

The postpartum period begins after the delivery of the infant and generally ends 6-8 weeks later, though can extend in certain cases. The mother’s body continues to go through changes as it returns to a prepregnancy baseline. Recovery depends on the delivery process and any complications endured. Psychological and emotional changes are expected as the … Read more


Cellulitis Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Cellulitis is a bacterial subcutaneous skin infection. It appears as a reddened, swollen area of the skin and is usually easily diagnosable through inspection. Cellulitis can occur from a simple break in the skin allowing bacteria to enter.   Common causes include:   Injury to the skin (cuts, burns, puncture wounds)  Insect/animal bites  Skin conditions (eczema, … Read more


Pressure Ulcers Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Pressure ulcers, also known as decubitus ulcers, pressure injuries, or bedsores are a type of skin breakdown that occurs due to constant pressure causing a lack of blood flow and oxygen which leads to poor tissue perfusion and tissue death.  Patients most at risk for developing pressure ulcers are older, bedridden, immobile, and those who … 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