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

Compartment Syndrome Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Compartment syndrome is a serious condition characterized by inflammation and increased pressure within a muscle compartment (muscles, nerves, and vessels within the fascia). While this condition occurs mostly in the lower extremities, it can develop in any muscle group.  This condition may be caused by decreased compartment size due to restrictive dressings or casts, excessive … Read more

Fracture Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plan

Fractures are broken bones. Fractures can occur from trauma such as motor vehicle accidents, age-related conditions like osteoporosis, or from overuse such as stress fractures in athletes.  There are also different kinds of fractures. Here are some examples:  The Nursing Process Nurses may care for patients with fractures in many settings such as emergency departments, … Read more