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Nursing Care Plan ncp CABG valve replacement

Written by ncp nursing care plan on September 16th, 2010

Heart Surgery: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) or Valve Replacement ncp nursing care plan


  1. Fear/Anxiety

  1. Decreased cardiac output
  2. Risk for impaired respiratory function
    1. ineffective breathing pattern
    2. ineffective airway clearance
    3. impaired gas exchange
  3. Risk for imbalanced fluid and electrolytes
    1. excess fluid volume
    2. third-spacing of fluid
    3. deficient fluid volume
    4. hypokalemia, hypochloremia, and/or metabolic alkalosis
  4. Activity intolerance
  5. Risk for infection
    1. pneumonia
    2. wound infection and mediastinitis
  6. Potential complications
    1. myocardial infarction (MI)
    2. cardiac dysrhythmias
    3. heart failure
    4. cardiac tamponade
    5. bleeding
    6. thromboembolism
    7. neurological dysfunction
    8. impaired renal function
    9. pneumothorax
  7. Deficient knowledge, Ineffective therapeutic regimen management, or Ineffective health maintenance

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Source Credits: Nursing Care Planning Guides: For Adults in Acute, Extended and Home Care Settings by S. P. Ulrich and S. W. Canale BSN MSN / Nursing Care Plans by M. Doenges MF Moorehouse Alice Murr