Nursing diagnosis – URGE URINARY INCONTINENCE

ShareURGE  URINARY  INCONTINENCE DEFINITION Involuntary passage of urine occurring shortly after a strong sense of urgency to void DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Bladder contraction or spasm • Increased or decreased volume • Frequency • Nocturia • Inability to reach toilet in time • Urgency RELATED FACTORS • Alcohol intake • Decreased bladder capacity • Atrophic urethritis [...]

Nursing diagnosis – STRESS URINARY INCONTINENCE

ShareSTRESS  URINARY  INCONTINENCE DEFINITION Sudden leakage of urine with activities that increase intra-abdominal pressure DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Dribbling with increased abdominal pressure • Frequency • Urgency RELATED FACTORS • Degenerative changes in pelvic • Intrinsic urethral sphincter muscles deficiency • High intra-abdominal pressure • Weak pelvic muscles ASSESSMENT FOCUS    (Refer  to  comprehensive  assessment  parameters.) • [...]

Nursing diagnosis – REFLEX URINARY INCONTINENCE

ShareREFLEX  URINARY  INCONTINENCE DEFINITION Involuntary loss of urine at somewhat predictable intervals when a specific bladder volume is reached DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Complete emptying (with lesion above pontine micturition center) or incomplete emptying (with lesion above sacral micturition center) of bladder • Either inability to sense full bladder, urge to void, or voiding, or ability [...]

Nursing diagnosis – OVERFLOW URINARY INCONTINENCE

ShareOVERFLOW  URINARY  INCONTINENCE DEFINITION Involuntary loss of urine associated with overdistention of the bladder DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Bladder distention • High postvoid residual volume • Nocturia • Reported and observed involuntary leakage of small volumes of urine RELATED FACTORS • Bladder outlet obstruction • Severe pelvic prolapse • Detrusor external sphincter • Side effects of [...]

Nursing diagnosis – FUNCTIONAL URINARY INCONTINENCE

ShareFUNCTIONAL  URINARY  INCONTINENCE DEFINITION Inability of usually continent person to reach toilet in time to avoid unintentional loss of urine DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Amount of time needed to reach toilet exceeding length of time between sensing urge to void and uncontrolled voiding • Loss of urine before reaching toilet • May be incontinent only in [...]

Nursing diagnosis – bowel incontinence

ShareBowel Incontinence DEFINITION Change in normal bowel habits characterized by involuntary passage of stool DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Constant dribbling of soft stool • Fecal odor • Fecal staining of clothing or bedding • Inability to delay defecation • Inability to recognize urge to defecate • Recognizes rectal fullness but reports inability to expel formed stool [...]