Urinary Tract Infection (UTI): Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) result from pathogens invading the urethra, bladder, and/or kidneys. While any bacteria can cause UTIs, Escherichia coli is the bacteria typically responsible. UTIs are one of the most common hospital-acquired infections. When this type of infection occurs due to urinary catheterization, it is known as a catheter-associated urinary tract infection (CAUTI). … Read more

Acute Pain Nursing Diagnosis & Care Plans

Acute pain is defined as an unpleasant emotional and sensory experience. It is most often associated with damage to the body’s tissues. The onset of acute pain can be slow or sudden. The main difference between acute and chronic pain is that acute pain has an anticipated resolution lasting less than three months. Causes (Related … Read more

Diabetes Mellitus: Nursing Diagnoses, Care Plans, Assessment & Interventions

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to process carbohydrates, fats, and proteins due to the ineffective use of insulin within the body. This results in high blood glucose levels in the bloodstream. Types of Diabetes Mellitus Type 1 diabetes is though to be due to an autoimmune … Read more