Knowledge Deficit related to Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Nursing Care Plan for Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Nursing Diagnosis : Knowledge Deficit about the disease process, diet, care, and treatment related to a lack of information.

Goal: The patient receive clear and accurate information about the disease.

Expected outcomes:
  • The patient know about the disease, diet, care and treatment and may explain the return if asked.
  • The patient can perform self-care based on the knowledge acquired.


1. Assess the level of knowledge of the patient / family about the disease of diabetes and gangrene.
Rationale: To provide information to patients / families, nurses need to know the extent to which information or knowledge that is known to the patient / family.

2. Assess the patient's educational background.
Rationale: In order for nurses to provide explanations by using words and phrases that can understand the patient as the patient's level of education.

3. Explain the process of disease, diet, care and treatment in patients with language and words that are easy to understand.
Rationale: In order information can be received easily and precisely so as to avoid misunderstandings.

4. Explain the procedure to be performed, the benefits to the patient and the patient engage in it.
Rationale: With the explanations and participate directly in the action taken, the patient will be more cooperative and reduced anxiety.

5. Use pictures to give an explanation (if there is / possible).
Rational: images may help to remember the explanation has been given.

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