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:
00214 Impaired comfort
00149 Risk for relocation stress syndrome
00055 Ineffective role performance
00117 Readiness for enhanced organized infant behavior
00041 Latex allergy reaction
00054 Risk for loneliness
00188 Risk-prone health behavior
00135 Complicated grieving
00014 Bowel incontinence