You are developing a care plan for a patient with Cushing syndrome. What nursing diagnosis would have the highest priority in this care plan?

Answer Explanation: The nursing priority is to decrease the risk of injury by establishing a protective environment. The patient who is weak may require assistance from the nurse in ambulating to prevent falls or bumping corners or furniture. The patients breathing will not be affected and autonomic dysreflexia is not a plausible risk. Loneliness may or may not be an issue for the patient, but safety is a priority.

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