Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED WHEELCHAIR MOBILITY

ShareIMPAIRED  WHEELCHAIR  MOBILITY DEFINITION Limitation of independent operation of wheelchair within environment DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Impaired ability to operate a manual or power wheelchair on curbs, even surfaces, uneven surfaces, and/or an incline or a decline RELATED FACTORS • Cognitive impairment • Environmental constraints • Deconditioning • Impaired vision • Deficient knowledge • Limited endurance [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED PHYSICAL MOBILITY

ShareIMPAIRED  PHYSICAL  MOBILITY DEFINITION Limitation in independent, purposeful physical movement of the body or of one or more extremities DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Gait changes, postural instability; difficulty turning • Limited ROM; ability to perform fine and gross motor skills • Movement-induced tremor, uncoordinated or jerky movements • Slowed and/or uncoordinated movements; reaction time. • Substitution [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED BED MOBILITY

ShareIMPAIRED  BED  MOBILITY DEFINITION Limitation of independent movement from one bed position to another DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS Impaired ability to perform the following actions while in bed: • Move from supine to long sitting or long sitting to supine • Move from supine to prone or prone to supine • Move from supine to sitting or [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED MEMORY

ShareIMPAIRED  MEMORY DEFINITION Inability to remember or recall bits of information or behavioral skills DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Inability to determine whether a behavior was performed • Inability to learn new skills or information or to perform previously learned skills • Inability to recall factual information and recent or past events • Incidences of forgetting, including [...]

Nursing diagnosis – RISK FOR IMPAIRED LIVER FUNCTION

ShareRISK  FOR  IMPAIRED  LIVER  FUNCTION DEFINITION At risk for liver dysfunction RISK FACTORS • Hepatotoxic medications (e.g., • Viral infection (e.g., hepatitis acetaminophen, statins) A, B, or C, Epstein-Barr) • HIV coinfection • Chronic biliary obstruction • Substance abuse (e.g., alcohol, and infection cocaine) • Nutritional deficiencies ASSESSMENT FOCUS    (Refer  to  comprehensive  assessment  parameters.) • [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED HOME MAINTENANCE

ShareIMPAIRED  HOME  MAINTENANCE DEFINITION Inability to independently maintain a safe growth-promoting imme- diate environment DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Difficulty in maintaining home in a comfortable environment • Outstanding debts or financial crises • Request for assistance with home maintenance • Disorderly surroundings • Unwashed or unavailable cooking equipment, clothes, or linens • Accumulation of dirt, food [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED GAS EXCHANGE

ShareIMPAIRED  GAS  EXCHANGE DEFINITION Excess or deficit in oxygenation and/or carbon dioxide elimination at the alveolar-capillary membrane DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Abnormal pH and arterial • Headache upon awakening blood gases levels • Hypoxia and hypoxemia • Abnormal respiratory rate, • Increased or decreased carbon rhythm, and depth dioxide levels • Confusion • Irritability/Restlessness • Cyanosis [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION SYNDROME

ShareIMPAIRED  ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION  SYNDROME DEFINITION Consistent lack of orientation to person, place, time, or circumstances over more than 3 to 6 months necessitating a protective environment DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Chronic confusion • Consistent state of disorientation to environment • Inability to reason, concentrate, or follow simple instructions • Loss of occupation or social function resulting [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED DENTITION

ShareIMPAIRED  DENTITION DEFINITION Disruption in tooth development and eruption patterns or structural integrity of individual teeth DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Caries; extractions; evidence of periodontal disease • Evulsion • Inability or unwillingness of parents or caregiver to provide child with dental care; lack of access to dental care • Lack of knowledge of appropriate dental hygiene [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED VERBAL COMMUNICATION

ShareIMPAIRED  VERBAL  COMMUNICATION DEFINITION Decreased, delayed, or absent ability to receive, process, transmit, and use a system of symbols DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Disorientation to person, space, • Dyspnea time • Impaired articulation • Difficulty comprehending and • Inability or lack of desire to maintaining usual communica- tion pattern speak • Inability to speak dominant • [...]

Nursing diagnosis – READINESS FOR ENHANCED COMFORT

ShareREADINESS  FOR  ENHANCED  COMFORT DEFINITION A pattern of ease, relief, and transcendence in physical, psychospiritual environmental, and/or social dimensions that can be strengthened DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Expresses desire to enhance comfort • Expresses desire to enhance feelings of contentment • Expresses desire to enhance relaxation • Expresses desire to enhance resolution of complaints ASSESSMENT FOCUS   [...]

Nursing diagnosis – IMPAIRED COMFORT

ShareIMPAIRED COMFORT DEFINITION Perceived lack of ease, relief, and transcendence in physical, psycho- spiritual, environmental, and social dimensions DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Disturbed sleep pattern, inability to relax, and restlessness • Insufficient resources (e.g., financial, social support) • Lack of environmental or situational control • Lack of privacy • Noxious environmental stimuli • Reports being uncomfortable, [...]