ShareINEFFECTIVE  INFANT  FEEDING  PATTERN DEFINITION Impaired ability of an infant to suck or coordinate the suck/swallow response resulting in inadequate oral nutrition for metabolic needs DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Inability to coordinate sucking, swallowing, and breathing • Inability to initiate or sustain effective suck RELATED FACTORS • Anatomic abnormality • Oral hypersensitivity • Neurological delay or [...]


ShareINEFFECTIVE  HEALTH  MAINTENANCE DEFINITION Inability to identify, manage, and/or seek out help to maintain health DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS · Demonstrated lack of adaptive behaviors (internal or external environmental changes) · Demonstrated lack of knowledge regarding basic health practices · History of lack of health-seeking behaviors · Reported or observed impairment of personal support systems · Reported [...]

Nursing diagnosis – INEFFECTIVE DENIAL

ShareINEFFECTIVE  DENIAL DEFINITION Conscious or unconscious attempt to disavow the knowledge or meaning of an event to reduce anxiety/fear, but leading to the detri- ment of health DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Delay in seeking or refusal of medical attention to detriment of health • Displacement of fear about condition’s impact • Displacement of sources of symptoms [...]


ShareINEFFECTIVE  COMMUNITY  COPING DEFINITION Pattern of community activities for adaptation and problem-solving that is unsatisfactory for meeting the demands or needs of the com- munity DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Deficits in participation • Excessive conflicts • Expressed powerlessness and vulnerability • Failure of community to meet its own expectations • High illness rate • Increased social [...]

Nursing diagnosis – INEFFECTIVE COPING

ShareINEFFECTIVE  COPING DEFINITION Inability to form a valid appraisal of the stressors, inadequate choices of practiced responses, and/or inability to use available resources DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Change in communication patterns • Decreased use of social support • Destructive behavior toward self or others • Difficulty asking for help • Fatigue • High illness rate • [...]

Nursing diagnosis – ineffective breathing pattern

ShareInspiration and/or expiration that does not provide adequate ventilation DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Accessory muscle use • Abnormal heart rate response to activity • Altered respiratory rate or depth or both • Assumption of 3-point position • Decreased minute ventilation • Decreased vital capacity • Decreased tidal volume • Dyspnea • Nasal flaring • Prolonged expiratory [...]

Nursing diagnosis – ineffective breastfeeding

ShareIneffective Breastfeeding Definition Dissatisfaction or difficulty a mother, infant, or child experiences with the breastfeeding process DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Actual or perceived inadequate milk supply (mother) • Arching and crying when at the breast (infant) • Evidence of inadequate intake (infant) • Fussiness and crying within the first hour of feeding (infant) • Inability to [...]

Nursing diagnosis – ineffective airway clearance

ShareInneffective Airway Clearance DEFINITION Inability to clear secretions or obstructions from the respiratory tract to maintain a clear airway DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • INEFFECTIVE AIRWAY CLEARANCE • Adventitious breath sounds, such as crackles, rhonchi, and wheezes • Changes in respiratory rate and rhythm • Cyanosis • Diminished breath sounds • Difficulty vocalizing • Dyspnea • Ineffective [...]

Nursing diagnosis – ineffective activity planning

ShareIneffective Activity Planning DEFINITION Inability to prepare for a set of actions fixed in time and under certain conditions DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Verbalization of fear toward a task to be undertaken • Verbalization of worries toward a task to be undertaken • Excessive anxieties toward a task to be undertaken • Failure pattern of behavior [...]