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NANDA diagnoses for Hyperlipidemia

January 17th, 2011 by – Derek Brocklehurst

What are some NANDA diagnoses for hyperlipidemia?

Hyperlipidemia, or an increased concentration of lipids in the blood, can lead to several long-term health issues. As the nurse for a patient with this condition, you want to create a comprehensive care plan that addresses both primary and secondary aspects at hand.

When you are coming up with NANDA diagnoses, it’s important to remember that they can not be related to medical diagnoses. These are saved for the medical doctors, nurse practitioners, and other health care providers. Your nursing diagnoses are generally related to preventative measures or anticipatory conditions (“at risk for…”). Be sure to check out NANDA’s website for any questions you might have about how to make a proper nursing diagnosis.

Some example diagnoses might include the following:

  • Altered nutrition related to dietary knowledge deficit
  • Risk of cardiac complications
  • Risk of infection secondary to invasive procedure (angioplasty)

You should consult your nursing school instructor or nurse supervisor if you have specific questions about care plans. Also, beĀ  sure to check out Medi-Smart’s nursing care plan’s directory for guidance and information about diagnoses and care plans.

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