Nursing Diagnosis for Neurological/Sensory Disorders

Glaucoma

  • Disturbed visual sensory perception
  • Anxiety (specify level)

View Sample Nursing Care Plan for Glaucoma

Seizure disorders

  • Risk for trauma or suffocation
  • Risk for ineffective airway clearance or breathing pattern
  • Low self-esteem
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

View Sample Nursing Care Plan for Seizure

Craniocerebral trauma (Acute Rehabilitative Phase)

  • Ineffective cerebral tissue perfusion
  • Risk for ineffective breathing pattern
  • Disturbed sensory perception (specify)
  • Disturbed thought process
  • Impaired physical mobility
  • Risk for infection
  • Risk for imbalanced nutrition, less than body requirements
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) or Stroke

  • Ineffective cerebral tissue perfusion
  • Impaired physical mobility
  • Impaired verbal or written communication
  • Disturbed sensory perception (specify)
  • Self-care deficit
  • Ineffective coping
  • Risk for impaired swallowing
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

View Sample Nursing Care Plan for CVA

Herniated Nucleus Pulposus (Ruptured Intervertebral Disc)

  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Impaired physical mobility
  • Anxiety (specify level)
  • Ineffective coping
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

Disc Surgery

  • Ineffective tissue perfusion
  • Risk for trauma (spinal)
  • Risk for ineffective airway clearance
  • Risk for ineffective breathing pattern
  • Acute pain
  • Impaired physical mobility
  • Constipation
  • Risk for urinary retention
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

Spinal Cord Injury (Acute Rehabilitative Phase)

  • Risk for ineffective breathing pattern
  • Risk for injury ( additional spinal injury)
  • Impaired physical mobility
  • Disturbed sensory perception
  • Acute pain
  • Anticipatory grieving
  • Low self-esteem
  • Constipation or bowel incontinence
  • Impaired urinary elimination
  • Risk for autonomic dysreflexia
  • Risk for skin integrity
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

View Sample Nursing Care Plan for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

Multiple Sclerosis

  • Fatigue
  • Self-care deficit (specify)
  • Chronic low self-esteem (specify situation)
  • Hopelessness or powerlessness ( specify degree)
  • Risk for ineffective coping
  • Disabled family coping
  • Compromised coping
  • Impaired urinary elimination
  • Risk for caregiver role strain
  • Knowledge deficient (learning need) regarding condition, prognosis, treatment regimen, self-care, and discharge needs

Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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