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