Nursing diagnosis – DYSFUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY

ShareDYSFUNCTIONAL  GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY DEFINITION Increased, decreased, ineffective, or lack of peristaltic activity within the gastrointestinal system DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Nausea • Abdominal pain • Vomiting • Absence of flatus • Abdominal distension • Hard, dry stool • Change in bowel sounds • Difficulty passing stool (e.g., absent, hypoactive, hyperactive) • Diarrhea • Abdominal cramping • [...]