00196 Dysfunctional gastrointestinal motility

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00196 Dysfunctional gastrointestinal motility

Definition of the NANDA label

Increase, decrease, ineffectiveness or lack of peristaltic activity in the gastrointestinal system.

Increased, decreased, ineffective, or lack of peristaltic activity within the gastrointestinal system.

Defining characteristics

• Absence of wind.
• Abdominal cramps.
• Abdominal distension.
• Abdominal pain.
• Accelerated gastric emptying.
• Gastric waste of bilious color.
• Change in bowel sounds (eg, absent, hypoactive, hyperactive).
• Diarrhea.
• Dry stools.
• Difficult elimination of feces.
• Hard stools.
• Increased gastric registry.
• Nausea.
• Regurgitation.
• Vomiting.

Related factors

• Aging.
• Anxiety.
• Enteral nutrition.
• Food intolerance (eg: gluten, lactose).
• Immobility.
• Ingestion of contaminants (eg: food, water).
• Malnutrition.
• Pharmacological agents (eg, narcotics / opiates, laxatives, antibiotics, anesthesia).
• Prematurity.
• Sedentary lifestyle.
• Surgery.

At risk population

• Aging
• Ingestion of contaminated material
• Prematurity

Associated condition

• Decrease in gastrointestinal circulation
• Diabetes mellitus
• Enteral feedings
• Food intolerance
• Gastroesophageal reflux disease
• Infection
• Pharmaceutical agent
• Treatment regimen

NOC

• Symptom control.
• Bowel elimination.
• Hydration.

NIC

• Bowel management.
• Education to be parents.
• Perinatal care.
• Encourage physical activity.
• Management of constipation. Impaction.
• Handling of liquids.
• Handling of liquids. Electrolytes.
• Application of enemas.

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