Wound Care & Infection Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

A wound is any skin breakdown or tissue injury that disrupts structural integrity and leads to functional loss. Compromised integrity of the skin, mucous membranes, or organs can result in a wound and infection. Wounds may be acute or chronic as well as closed (under the skin’s surface such as with hematomas) or open due … 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:   Patients are also more at risk for cellulitis when they are overweight, have … 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