Primary Nursing Diagnosis

Ineffective airway clearance related to hypoventilation or airway obstruction OUTCOMES. Respiratory status Gas exchange Respiratory status Ventilation Comfort level INTERVENTIONS. Airway management Oxygen therapy Airway suctioning Airway insertion and stabilization Anxiety reduction Cough enhancement Mechanical ventilation Positioning Respiratory monitoring U PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION Collaborative Endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation may be necessary to ensure oxygenation and...

Migraine Headache DRG CategT 025

Mean LOS 3.3 days Description MEDICAL Seizure and Headache Age > 17 without CC M igraine headache is a primary headache syndrome that is an episodic vascular disorder with or without a common aura. Approximately 23 million people have migraine headaches in the United States. A migraine headache is a prototype of a vascular headache, which involves vasodilation and localized inflammation. Ultimately, arteries are sensitized to pain. Cerebral blood flow is diminished before the onset of the...

Anorexia Nervosa DRG Categr 428

Mean LOS 5.7 days Description MEDICAL Disorders of Personality and Impulse Control Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder of complex and life-threatening proportions. It is an illness of starvation that is brought on by a severe disturbance of body image and a morbid fear of obesity. One in 250 adolescents are affected, and tragically, about 5 of those affected die. Anorexia nervosa is characterized by a person's refusal to maintain a minimally normal body weight for her or his height and age....

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease GERD

DRG Category Mean LOS Description DRG Category Mean LOS Description MEDICAL Esophagitis, Gastroenteritis, and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders Age > 17 without CC 155 SURGICAL Stomach, Esophageal, and Duodendal Procedures Age > 17 without CC Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a syndrome that is caused by esophageal reflux, or the backward flow of gastroesophageal contents into the esophagus. Approximately 7 of the U.S. population has symptoms of heartburn each day. GERD occurs...

Gallbladder and Biliary Duct Biliary System Cancer

DRG Category 197 Mean LOS 8.1 days Description SURGICAL Cholecystectomy except by Laparoscope without C.D.E. with CC Description SURGICAL Cholecystectomy with Gallbladder cancer and biliary duct cancer are relatively rare and account for fewer than 1 of all cancers. In 2005, over 3200 cases will be diagnosed and almost 2000 people will die of this cancer. Gallbladder cancer occurs five times more often in Native Americans than in whites and is more common in white females than in African...

DRG Category 182 Mean LOS 43 days Description Medical Esophagitis

Gastrointestinal and Miscellaneous Digestive Disorders, Age > 17 without CC I rritable bowel syndrome (IBS), sometimes called spastic colon, is the most common digestive disorder in the United States. with a prevalence as high as 10 to 20 in the population. It is a poorly understood syndrome of diarrhea, constipation, flatus, and abdominal pain that causes a great deal of stress and embarrassment to its victims. People often suffer with it for years before seeking medical attention. Although...

Cholecystitis and Cholelithiasis

DRG Category 493 Mean LOS 4.3 days Description SURGICAL Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy without C.D.E. with CC DRG Category 195 Mean LOS 9.7 days Description SURGICAL Cholecystectomy with C.D.E. with CC Cholecystitis is an inflammation of the gallbladder wall it may be either acute or chronic. It is almost always associated with cholelithiasis, or gallstones, which lodge in the gallbladder, cystic duct, or common bile duct. Silent gallstones are so common that most of the American public may have...

Gender Ethnicracial And Life Span Considerations

Osteoporosis is the twelfth leading cause of death in the United States and accounts for more than 6 billion in health-related costs each year. More than 1.5 million fractures per year occur in persons over age 45. The incidence in women is five times greater than in men, and approximately 50 of all women over age 65 have symptomatic osteoporosis. Whites and Asian Americans have a higher prevalence of osteoporosis than other groups. Two types of primary osteoporosis have been identified....

Discharge And Home Healthcare Guidelines

Patient teaching is individualized, but for most patients it includes information about each of the following. WOUND MANAGEMENT. This includes infection control, basic cleanliness, and wound management. SCAR MANAGEMENT. Functional abilities, including using pressure garments, exercises, and activities of daily living, must be assessed and taught. NUTRITION. Nutritional guidelines are provided that maintain continued healing and respond to the metabolic demands that frequently last for some time...