Nursing diagnosis – RISK FOR CONTAMINATION

ShareRISK  FOR  CONTAMINATION DEFINITION Accentuated risk of exposure to environmental contaminants in doses sufficient to cause adverse health effects RISK FACTORS External (temperature, wind, geographic • Environmental contaminants area) in the home • Playing in outdoor areas • Exposure to heavy metals or where environmental contami- chemicals, bioterrorism, atmospheric pollutants, disas- ter, radiation nants are [...]

Nursing diagnosis – CONTAMINATION

ShareCONTAMINATION DEFINITION Exposure to environmental contaminants in doses sufficient to cause adverse health effects DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS (These are dependent on the causative agent. Agents cause a variety of individual organ responses as well as systemic responses.) • Pesticides: Have dermatological, GI, neurological, pulmonary, and renal effects. Categories include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, antimicrobials, and rodenticides. • [...]