Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a common respiratory virus that primarily affects children but can also infect adults, mimicking the common cold. Although the symptoms are mild in most cases, severe lung infections may occur, requiring hospitalization. It can take 4 to 6 days for the symptoms to appear after exposure, and the illness can … Read more

Tuberculosis Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis that mainly affects the lungs but may affect other organs. TB is an airborne disease spread through tiny droplets released into the air via coughs and sneezes.  TB can be cured and prevented but continues to be a global health crisis, especially for … Read more

MRSA Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

MRSA, or Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that causes infection to different parts of the body and is challenging to treat as it is resistant to the most commonly-prescribed antibiotics.  MRSA can be spread through skin-to-skin contact in the community but can also cause serious bloodstream or respiratory infections in healthcare settings. The symptoms … 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

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