00258 Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

Domain 9: coping/stress tolerance
Class 3: neurocomported stress
Diagnostic Code: 00258
Nanda label: acute abstinence syndrome
Diagnostic focus: acute abstinence syndrome
Approved 2016 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « acute abstinence syndrome is defined as: important and multifactorial sequelae that occur as a consequence of the abrupt cessation of consumption of an addictive compound.

Definite characteristics

  • Acute confusion (00128)
  • Anxiety (00146)
  • Sleep pattern disorder (00198)
  • Nausea (00134)
  • Risk of electrolytic imbalance (00195)
  • Risk of injury (00035)

Related factors

  • Development of dependence on alcohol or other addictive substance
  • Excessive use of an addictive substance over time
  • Malnutrition
  • Sudden cessation of an addictive substance

Risk population

  • People with a history of abstinence symptoms
  • Older adults

Associated problems

  • Significant comorbidity