Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Fluid volume deficit r/t dehydrating effects of caffeine

A fellow blogger named Grace posted this list of Top 10 Nursing diagnosis for nursing students on her blog.  I can relate to most of these especially 1, 6 and 10. 
Are there others of you that can relate to some diagnoses listed below?

10. Fluid volume deficit r/t dehydrating effects of caffeine 
9. Impaired social interactions r/t inappropriate topics of conversation discussing bodily functions
8. Anxiety r/t time constraints, threatened loss of social activities and anticipation of constant clinical quizzing
7. Functional constipation r/t lack of time to go to the bathroom associated with moving at speed of light and still not getting everything done
6. Impaired skin integrity r/t decubitus ulcer formation from sitting for long periods of time while studying
5. Ineffective breathing pattern r/t anxiety attacks before exams
4. Risk for self-injury r/t excessive carrying of 2,000-lb. textbooks
3. Sleep pattern disturbance r/t waking up at 4 a.m. for clinical after getting to sleep at 2 a.m. from working on care plans
2. Altered thought process: caffeine-induced psychosis r/t increased coffee consumption
1. Self-care deficit r/t being a nursing student


  1. Your blog is amazing! Love it!♥

  2. I'm so happy you liked the list! I thought it was funny and so so true! :) I can definitely tell you that I've been consuming much more caffeine myself than what I used to.

  3. Knowledge deficit r/t there is too much nursing shit in my head already.