The nurse is planning the care of a patient with a diagnosis of vertigo. What nursing diagnosis risk should the nurse prioritize in this patients care?

Answer Explanation: Vertigo is defined as the misperception or illusion of motion, either of the person or the surroundings. A patient suffering from vertigo will be at an increased risk of falls. For most patients, this is likely to exceed the patients risk for neglect, ineffective health maintenance, or disturbed sensation.

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