Definition of the NANDA label
Hyperthermia is the state in which the body temperature rises above normal limits.
Core body temperature above the normal diurnal range due to failure of thermoregulation.
- Elevation of body temperature above normal limits.
- Red and hot skin.
- Increased respiratory rate.
- Feeling of weakness.
- Verbal comments of heat sensation.
- Bouts of seizures.
- Exposure to a hot environment.
- Intense physical activity.
- Effect of drugs.
- Effect of anesthesia.
- Injury or disorder that affects the function of the hypo thalamus.
- Old age.
- Inappropriate clothing.
- Increased metabolism.
- Inability or decreased ability to sweat.
- Inability to regulate body temperature (lack of air conditioning; use of incubators in infants).
At risk population
- Exposure to high environmental temperature
- Decrease in sweat response
- Pharmaceutical agent
- Thermoregulation: neonate.
- Vital signs monitoring.
- Precautions with malignant hyperthermia.
- Temperature regulation.
- Temperature regulation. intraoperative.
- Treatment of fever.
- Newborn care.
Other NANDA diagnoses:
00127 Syndrome of deterioration in the interpretation of the environment
00157 Readiness for enhanced communication
00155 Risk for falls
00129 Chronic confusion
00099 Ineffective health maintenance
00073 Disabled family coping
00002 Imbalanced nutrition
00106 Readiness for enhanced breastfeeding
00133 Chronic pain
00001 Nutritional imbalance due to excess