00013 Diarrhea

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00013 Diarrhea

Definition of the NANDA label

Diarrhea is the frequent elimination of loose, loose or liquid stools.

Passage of loose, unformed stools.

Defining characteristics

  • A minimum of three liquid stools per day.
  • Urgency of evacuation.
  • Hyperactive bowel sounds.
  • Intestinal cramps and abdominal pain.

Related factors

Psychological

  • High degree of stress and anxiety.

Situational

  • Alcohol abuse.
  • Toxins.
  • Laxative abuse.
  • Irradiation.
  • Tube feeding.
  • Adverse effects of medications.
  • Contaminants.
  • Travels.

Physiological

  • Inflammation.
  • Malabsorption.
  • Infections.
  • Irritation.
  • Presence of parasites.

At risk population

  • Exposure to contaminant
  • Exposure to toxin
  • Exposure to unsanitary food preparation

Associated condition

  • Enteral feedings
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation
  • Gastrointestinal irritation
  • Infection
  • Malabsorption
  • Parasite
  • Treatment regimen

NOC

  • Bowel elimination.
  • Electrolyte and acid-base balance.
  • Water balance.
  • Severity of the symptom.
  • Hydration.

NIC

  • Management of diarrhea.
  • Bowel management.
  • Electrolyte management.
  • Fluid / electrolyte management.
  • Handling of liquids.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition unless additional work is
completed to bring it up to a level of evidence 2.1 or higher.

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