00025 Risk for imbalanced fluid volume

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00025 Risk for imbalanced fluid volume

Definition of the NANDA label

The Risk for imbalanced fluid volume refers to the susceptibility to decrease, increase or rapid change from one space to another of intravascular, interstitial or intracellular fluids.

Susceptible to a decrease, increase, or rapid shift from one to the other of intravascular, interstitial and/or intracellular fluid, which may compromise health. This refers to body fluid loss, gain, or both.

Below are the risk factors, NOC and NIC of the NANDA diagnosis Risk of fluid volume imbalance.

Risk factors

  • Programming for major invasive procedures.
  • Pending to determine other risk factors.

Associated condition

  • Apheresis
  • Ascites
  • Burn injury
  • Intestinal obstruction
  • Pancreatitis
  • Sepsis
  • Trauma
  • Treatment regimen


  • Water balance.
  • Hydration.
  • Neurological state.


  • Electrolyte management.
  • Liquid handling.
  • Properly manage fluids and electrolytes (together).
  • Liquid monitoring.
  • Neurological monitoring.
  • Monitor vital signs.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition if no risk factors are developed.

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