Nursing diagnosis – DECREASED INTRACRANIAL ADAPTIVE CAPACITY

ShareADAPTIVE  CAPACITY DEFINITION Intracranial fluid dynamic mechanisms that normally compensate for increases in intracranial volumes are compromised, resulting in repeated disproportionate increases in intracranial pressure (ICP) in response to a variety of noxious and nonnoxious stimuli DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Baseline ICP    10 mm Hg • Disproportionate increase in ICP following single nursing maneuver • Elevated [...]

Nursing diagnosis – decreased cardiac output

ShareDecreased Cardiac Output DEFINITION Inadequate blood pumped by the heart to meet metabolic demands of the body DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Altered heart rate and rhythm • Abnormal heart rate response to activity • Arrhythmias, palpitations, electrocardiographic changes • Abnormal chest x-rays and cardiac enzymes • Electrocardiographic changes reflecting ischemia • Exertional discomfort • Exertional dyspnea [...]