Nursing diagnosis – DEFICIENT KNOWLEDGE

ShareDEFICIENT  KNOWLEDGE  (SPECIFY) DEFINITION Absence or deficiency of cognitive information related to a specific topic DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Inability to follow through with directions • Inability to perform well on a test • Inappropriate or exaggerated behaviors (hysteria, hostility, agitation, apathy) • Verbalization of the problem RELATED FACTORS • Cognitive limitation • Lack of recall [...]


ShareRISK  FOR  DEFICIENT  FLUID  VOLUME DEFINITION At risk for experiencing vascular, cellular, or intracellular dehydration RISK FACTORS • Conditions  that  influence  fluid • Knowledge deficit related to needs (e.g., hypermetabolic state) fluid volume • Excessive loss of fluid from • Loss of fluid through abnor- normal routes (e.g., diarrhea) mal routes (e.g., drainage • Extremes [...]

Nursing diagnosis – DEFICIENT FLUID VOLUME

ShareDEFICIENT  FLUID  VOLUME DEFINITION Decreased intravascular, interstitial, or intracellular fluid; water loss alone without change in sodium DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Changes in mental status • Decreased pulse volume and pressure, urine output, and venous filling • Dry skin and mucous membranes • Increased body temperature, HCT, pulse rate, and urine concen- tration • Low blood [...]

Nursing diagnosis – deficient diversional activity

ShareDeficient Diversional Activity DEFINITION Decreased stimulation from (or interest or engagement in) recreational or leisure activities DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Usual hobbies are not performed in hospital setting. • Patient states feelings of boredom or wishing for something to do. RELATED FACTORS • Environmental lack of diversional activity ASSESSMENT FOCUS (Refer to comprehensive assessment parameters.) • [...]