Nursing diagnosis – HYPERTHERMIA

ShareHYPERTHERMIA DEFINITION Body temperature elevated above normal range DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Fever • Flushed, warm skin • Increased heart and respiratory rate • Seizures RELATED FACTORS • Anesthesia • Increased metabolic rate • Decreased perspiration • Illness • Dehydration • Medications • Exposure to hot environment • Trauma • Inappropriate clothing • Vigorous activity ASSESSMENT [...]