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, mental, and emotional 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