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The RN is creating a care plan for an 86-year-old patient who was admitted after collapsing at home. The patient is confused about where he is and what time it is, and he has a right hip fracture that will be repaired tomorrow. After midnight, the patient receives an intravenous infusion of normal saline at a rate of 100mL per hour and is NPO. The patient’s vital signs have remained stable. The following nursing diagnostic labels have been included in the plan of care by the RN:

Acute discomfort
Acute perplexity
Bed mobility is hampered.

The First Discussion Post:

Determine a strategy for clustering the assessment data.
Describe how you applied the identified strategy to data clustering for one (1) of the identified diagnostic labels.
For this patient, create a three-part nursing diagnostic statement.
Your first post should be based on your readings and research on this topic. Your first post must be at least 250 words long. References, citations, and repeating the question do not count toward the minimum of 250 words.


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