- Fluid Volume Deficit is a priority nursing diagnosis for clients with Diabetes Insipidus.
- Always take into consideration the age of your client when making your nursing care plan. For this NCP on Diabetes Insipidus, I had a 9-y.o. child in mind so during planning and outcome evaluation, I made sure that the criteria I used (e.g. I/O, vital signs) are appropriate for my client's age.
- An individualized nursing care plan is a well-constructed nursing care plan. When making an actual NCP for a patient during clinicals, your criteria for outcome evaluation and your nursing interventions should be based on the assessment you performed on your client. If you will be using care plan constructors or reference books on NCP-making , make sure to exclude suggested outcome criteria and/or nursing interventions that are inappropriate for your client's condition.
Here's a sample NCP for Diabetes Insipidus-- a disorder of the pituitary gland characterized by intense thirst and the excretion of large amounts of urine. While Diabetes Insipidus is an endocrine disorder, it is NOT to be confused with Diabetes Mellitus, an endocrine disorder which affects the pancreas.
Before you view or download this sample NCP for Diabetes Insipidus, I would like to emphasize the following points: