Nursing Diagnoses, Outcomes, and Interventions

NURSING DIAGNOSIS: Infection, Risk For

  1. Immune Status
  2. Infection Status
  3. Risk Control: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)
  4. Wound Healing: Primary Intention
  5. Wound Healing: Secondary Intention
Note: For interventions and outcomes related to specific risk factors refer to the following diagnoses: Dentition, Altered; Failure to Thrive, Adult; Health Maintenance, Altered; Individual Management of Therapeutic Regimen, Ineffective; Knowledge Deficit; Oral Mucous Membrane, Altered; Protection, Altered; Surgical Recovery, Delayed; Tissue Integrity, Impaired.


OUTCOME: Immune Status

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Health Screening
  • Immunization/Vaccination Management
  • Allergy Management
  • Health Education
  • Health System Guidance
  • Infection Protection
  • Laboratory Data Interpretation
  • Medication Administration
  • Parent Education: Infant
  • Risk Identification
  • Surveillance
  • Teaching: Disease Process
  • Teaching: Prescribed Medication
  • Newborn Care


OUTCOME: Infection Status

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Immunization/Vaccination Management
  • Infection Control
  • Infection Protection
  • Bedside Laboratory Testing
  • Communicable Disease Management
  • Environmental Management
  • Health Screening
  • High Risk Pregnancy Care
  • Incision Site Care
  • Infection Control: Intraoperative
  • Labor Induction
  • Laboratory Data Interpretation
  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Management
  • Medication Prescribing
  • Respiratory Monitoring
  • Skin Surveillance
  • Specimen Management
  • Urinary Catheterization
  • Vital Signs Monitoring
  • Wound Care
  • Airway Management
  • Allergy Management
  • Amputation Care
  • Artificial Airway Management
  • Aspiration Precautions
  • Bathing
  • Birthing
  • Cesarean Section Care
  • Chest Physiotherapy
  • Cough Enhancement
  • Electronic Fetal Monitoring: Intrapartum
  • Fever Treatment
  • Health Education
  • Intrapartal Care
  • Intrapartal Care: High Risk Delivery
  • Nutrition Management
  • Oral Health Maintenance
  • Perineal Care
  • Postpartal Care
  • Pregnancy Termination Care
  • Pressure Ulcer Care
  • Tube Care
  • Tube Care: Chest
  • Tube Care: Gastrointestinal
  • Tube Care: Umbilical Line
  • Tube Care: Urinary
  • Tube Care: Ventriculostomy/Lumbar Drain
  • Urinary Retention Care
  • Venous Access Devices (VAD) Maintenance
  • Wound Care


OUTCOME: Risk Control: Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD)

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Infection Protection
  • Teaching: Safe Sex
  • Teaching: Sexuality
  • Active Listening
  • Anticipatory Guidance
  • Behavior Management: Sexual
  • Behavior Modification
  • Environmental Management: Community
  • Health Education
  • Health Screening
  • Health System Guidance
  • Patient Contracting
  • Risk Identification
  • Self-Responsibility Facilitation
  • Sexual Counseling
  • Fertility Preservation
  • Impulse Control Training
  • Support Group


OUTCOME: Wound Healing: Primary Intention

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Incision Site Care
  • Wound Care
  • Circulatory Precautions
  • Fluid/Electrolyte Management
  • Infection Control: Intraoperative
  • Infection Protection
  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Administration: Skin
  • Nutrition Management
  • Skin Care: Topical Treatments
  • Skin Surveillance
  • Splinting
  • Suturing
  • Teaching: Prescribed Medication
  • Teaching: Procedure/Treatment
  • Wound Care: Closed Drainage
  • Bathing
  • Bed Rest Care
  • Cesarean Section Care
  • Hyperglycemia Management
  • Perineal Care


OUTCOME: Wound Healing: Secondary Intention

Major Interventions Suggested Interventions Optional Interventions
  • Circulatory Care: Arterial Insufficiency
  • Infection Control
  • Wound Care
  • Circulatory Precautions
  • Fluid/Electrolyte Management
  • Infection Protection
  • Medication Administration
  • Medication Administration: Skin
  • Nutrition Therapy
  • Skin Care: Topical Treatments
  • Skin Surveillance
  • Splinting
  • Teaching: Disease Process
  • Teaching: Prescribed Medication
  • Teaching: Procedure/Treatment
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Wound Care: Closed Drainage
  • Wound Irrigation
  • Bathing
  • Cutaneous Stimulation
  • Hyperglycemia Management
  • Leech Therapy
  • Nutrition Management
  • Positioning
  • Pressure Ulcer Care
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) Administration


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