00282 Neonatal Hypothermia Risk

Domain 11: security/protection
Class 6: thermoregulation
Diagnostic Code: 00282
Nanda label: risk of neonatal hypothermia
Diagnostic focus: hypothermia
approved 2020 • Evidence level 3.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « risk of neonatal hypothermia is defined as: susceptibility of an infant at a central temperature lower than the normal daytime range, which can compromise health.

Risk factors

  • Breastfeeding delay
  • Newborn’s early bathroom
  • Heat transfer by excessive driving
  • Heat transfer by excessive convection
  • Heat transfer by excessive evaporation
  • Transfer of heat by excessive radiation
  • Inappropriate knowledge of the caregiver (a) about the prevention of hypothermia
  • Inappropriate dress
  • Malnutrition

Risk population

  • Infants with low birth weight
  • Neonates <0-28 days of age
  • Neonates born by caesarean section
  • Neonates born from teenage mothers
  • Neonates born in families at economic disadvantage
  • Neonates exposed to low environmental temperatures
  • Neonates with high -risk extrahospital delivery
  • Neonates with inadequate subcutaneous fat
  • Neonates with increased body surface in relation to the weight range
  • Neonates born in an unplanned extrahospital delivery
  • Premature neonates

Associated problems

  • Hypothalamus injury
  • Immature corneal layer
  • Increased pulmonary vascular resistance
  • Ineffective vascular control
  • Thermogenesis without ineffective tremor
  • Low aspect of appearance, pulse, grimace (grimace), activity and breathing (apgar)
  • Pharmacological preparations