it is important to use the language adopted within an agency. Most settings use a 2 part format in labeling a nursing diagnosis: the NANDA-I diagnostic label followed by a statememt of a related factor. The two part format provides a diagnosis meaning and televance for a particular pt.
Examples of NANDA international two part nursing diagnosis format:
1. Acute Pain: Biological, chemical, physical, or psychological injury agents (inflammation, edema, burn)
2. Anxiety: change (economic status, environment, health status, role) familial association, stress, threat of death
3. Impaired urinary elimination: anatomical obstruction, UTI, sensory motor impairment
4. impaired skin integrity: fluid retention, age extreme, hypothermia, meds, physical immobilization