Nursing diagnosis – INEFFECTIVE INFANT FEEDING PATTERN

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 [...]

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 [...]