Coronary Artery Disease Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a term used to describe conditions that affect the arteries that provide nutrients, blood, and oxygen to the heart.  Atherosclerosis, a known cause of CAD, is characterized by lipid deposits within the walls of the arteries. These plaques narrow arteries, obstructing blood flow. This increases the risk of angina and … Read more


Hyperlipidemia Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Hyperlipidemia is the medical term for high cholesterol. Cholesterol causes plaque formation in the arteries reducing blood flow and oxygen throughout the body. Plaque buildup and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis) can cause chest pain, heart attack, stroke, blood clots, and poor circulation.  Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is known as the “bad” cholesterol and the … Read more


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


Sepsis Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Sepsis is when an infection, usually bacterial in nature, enters the bloodstream causing a systemic infection with an extreme immune response. Sepsis is life-threatening and requires early intervention to prevent septic shock which can lead to organ failure and death. Sepsis often develops very quickly and has a high mortality rate if not recognized and … Read more


Anemia Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Anemia occurs when there are not enough red blood cells or red blood cells do not function properly resulting in low hemoglobin and a lack of oxygen throughout the body.   Iron-deficiency anemia is the most common type of anemia and is appropriately named, as it is a lack of iron in the body. This can … Read more