Since there are different types of anemia, nursing care for the patient with the condition may revolve around the same goals even though medical treatments may vary. For instance, the nursing diagnosis Activity Intolerance related to imbalance between oxygen supply and demand is applicable to patients with Pernicious Anemia, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hemolytic Anemia, or Aplastic Anemia. Still, interventions such as administering Vitamin B12 injections are planned specifically for patients with Pernicious Anemia due to a deficiency in vitamin B12 resulting from a loss of intrinsic factor, a defining characteristic of the disease.
Before preparing an NCP for Pernicious Anemia, nursing students should remember that it is a hematologic disorder that affects tissue perfusion. Hence, the nursing goals when preparing a nursing care plan for a patient diagnosed with this disorder should include prevention of complications and the patient performing ADLs (with or without assistance of others).
Sample NCP for Pernicious Anemia
Hematologic Disorders: Pernicious Anemia