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What is a nursing diagnosis for chf?

What is a nursing diagnosis for chf?

Edema, sob, weakness: Although, this could be caused by other diseases, CHF is the first thing that should come to your mind if you have a patient with increasing leg edema and shortness of breath and crackles in the lungs with congested neck veins. These patients need prompt medical attention including diuresis, salt and fluid restriction, and work up for the reason for the development of chf. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Edema (Definition)

Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more


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Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Which is the best nursing diagnosis for neonatal sepsis?

Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

I was wondering what are some nursing diagnoses for cholangitis?

Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more

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What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

What are nursing diagnoses for bradycardia?

Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more

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What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

What are some nursing diagnoses for cerebrovascular disease?

Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more

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Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Which nursing diagnoses are most appropriate for a person with wheezes, dyspnea, and tachypnea?

Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more

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What is nursing intervention of edema?

What is nursing intervention of edema?

Elevation: Non-drug interventions for lower extremity edema are all about increasing flow of lymph fluid back to the heart. Elevating the limbs to, or above, the level of the heart will help. Also, compression with ACE wraps or compression stockings will help squeeze the fluid out of the tissue and also help stop it from accumulating. If you are having new or worsened swelling, please see your physician. ...Read more

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What nursing intervention is indicated for leg cast for fractured femur?

What nursing intervention is indicated for leg cast for fractured femur?

Skin care: Leg casts for femur fractures can develop pressure sores at the proximal and distal areas of the cast. Also if in a very young child, soiling of the padding can lead to eventual skin breakdown. Meticulous inspection of the cast margins a couple times of day to make sure there are not visible pressure points, redness or abrasions would be helpful. Cast modification/change may be needed. ...Read more

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Pregnant/nursing 18 months and have first period. It is very heavy with blood running down my legs every hours. Normal?

Pregnant/nursing 18 months and have first period. It is very heavy with blood running down my legs every hours. Normal?

Could be...: After not having your period for a prolonged period of time, in this case due to breastfeeding, you can have a profuse bleeding. However, if the bleeding is that bad, and for example, changing pads every hour or less, you need to be seen immediately. Call you gynecologist ASAP for immediate evaluation. If you feel dizzy, weak with palpitations, shortness of breath go now to the emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm a nursing mom I'm suffering from a sciatica with a strong pain in my right leg my neurologist gave me " Celebrex" celecoxib, I'm afraid to use it?

I'm a nursing mom I'm suffering from a sciatica with a strong pain in my right leg my neurologist gave me " Celebrex" celecoxib, I'm afraid to use it?

No worries unless: Short term usage of Celebrex is not an issue so long as you do not have kidney issues or gastritis. If you develop any problems with the medication, then call the neurologist immediately and let him/her know this. ...Read more

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How to get nursing assistance for total knee replacement?

How to get nursing assistance for total knee replacement?

Doctor: Usually the orthopedic surgeon's office can help set this up. It is very common for people to need assistance or have nursing visits after knee replacement. ...Read more

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Had baby4 months ago and am nursing. Noticed a long blue veins on thigh more prominent now but not varicose. What causes this?

Had baby4 months ago and am nursing. Noticed a long blue veins on thigh more prominent now but not varicose. What causes this?

Normal body changes: During pregnancy, your body undergoes incredible changes to accommodate a new life. Some of those changes may include more noticeable veins. ...Read more

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My ortho suggested a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot for my arthritic knee. Just had my last steroid shot. Dose synvisc (hylan g-f 20) really work? I am obese and work in a nursing

My ortho suggested a synvisc (hylan g-f 20) shot for my arthritic knee. Just had my last steroid shot. Dose synvisc (hylan g-f 20) really work? I am obese and work in a nursing

Yes it does work: Response to treatment with synvisc (hylan g-f 20) depends on a lot factors, like what kind of arthritis, how long how advanced, but generally most of my patients for whom I tried synvisc (hylan g-f 20) the results were more than satisfactory. So I do recommend it to patients with arthritis. ...Read more

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Major ankle reconst. Surg. Soon and I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, dilaudid, bentyl, (dicyclomine) and darvocet. What else is there? Nursing a 14 mo old.

Major ankle reconst. Surg. Soon and I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, dilaudid, bentyl, (dicyclomine) and darvocet. What else is there? Nursing a 14 mo old.

Some options: You may need to ask your surgeon about nucynta, (tapentadol) Methadone or even fentanyl as an options. Methadone and fentanyl may require a pain specialist to be involved to see if you are able to tolerate them as they are typically long acting medications. ...Read more

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I don't have TB scar on my arm or thigh, & I'll be going to chest hospital as a nursing student, will it be dangerous? I have pulm HTN 42mmHg, had asthma

I don't have TB scar on my arm or thigh, & I'll be going to chest hospital as a nursing student, will it be dangerous? I have pulm HTN 42mmHg, had asthma

Infection control: Make sure you check in with the infection control department at the chest hospital. They will be able to advise you either for getting vaccinated if endemic area or use protective mask as needed. ...Read more

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My aunt is 45years old has left leg non pitting edema due to much walking (relatively) what is the diagnosis &ttt?

My aunt is 45years old has left leg non pitting edema due to much walking (relatively) what is the diagnosis &ttt?

I do not know: Your aunt would need a clinical exam to truly diagnose her, and HealthTap is not intended to give diagnosis over the computer, but to provide information and help in health matters. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.

What rheumatic diseases cause edema (in legs and arms) and widespread swelling with joint pain? I have diagnosis of seronegative spondlyoarthritis.

None. See yur doctor: None of the rheumatic diseases directly cause swelling in the hands & legs. This is more likely a side effect of medications (especially steroids & DMARDs like Enbrel) or a separate problem of the liver (cirrhosis), kidney (nephropathy), or heart (heart failure). There are autoimmune causes of cirrhosis & nephropathy. In this forum, it is hard to say if they are related to seroneg spondylarthritis ...Read more

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Why are my legs turning red when I have edema?

Why are my legs turning red when I have edema?

Engorgement.: This is related to microvascular engorgement. The small blood vessels of the skin get overfilled with blood. Some blood oozes out - not the cells, but the fluid - which causes the edema. ...Read more

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Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Can hernia cause edema in legs?

Possibly: A femoral hernia could compress on the femoral vein and cause some swelling of the same leg. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more