Nursing Diagnosis for Cesarean section (C-section)

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Nursing Diagnosis for Cesarean section (C-section)


Nursing Care Plan for C-section - Nursing Diagnosis for Cesarean section (C-section)
Cesarean Section or C-section is a surgery carried out to deliver a baby. When there are multiple babies or any other problems, the woman is unable to have normal vaginal delivery, then her abdomen is medically cut to take the baby out. Mostly C-section is operated when unexpected complications occur during delivery. These can be:
  • Health problems in mother that might be long-term
  • Abnormal position of the fetus
  • Congested room for the baby to go through vagina
  • Any defects in the baby
  • Carrying more than one baby
It is generally safe for both mother and baby but is a major surgery with many risks. Moreover, recovery takes a long time than in normal delivery.
Nursing Diagnosis for Cesarean section (C-section)
1. Acute pain related to postoperative wound

2. Risk for infection related to invasive procedures, skin damage, decrease in Hb

3. Risk for injury (mother) related to tissue trauma

4. Risk for impaired gas exchange (the fetus)

5. Deficient Knowledge : up to surgery

6. Anxiety
Source : http://nandanursingdiagnosis.blogspot.com/2011/10/nursing-diagnosis-for-cesarean-section.html