Nursing diagnosis – DIARRHEA

ShareDIARRHEA DEFINITION Passage of loose, unformed stools DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Abdominal pain and cramping • At least three loose, liquid stools per day • Hyperactive bowel sounds • Urgency RELATED FACTORS • Psychological: anxiety, high stress levels • Physiological: malabsorption, infectious processes, irritation, para- sites, inflammation • Situational: adverse effects of medications, alcohol abuse, toxins, [...]