Diarrhea

Definition: Passage of loose, unformed stools


RELATED FACTORS

Psychological

  • High stress levels and anxiety

Situational

  • Laxative/alcohol abuse, toxins, contaminants
  • Adverse effects of medications, radiation
  • Tube feedings
  • Travel
  • other on the book.

Physiologic

  • Inflammation, irritation
  • Infectious processes, parasites
  • Malabsorption

DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS

Subjective

  • Abdominal pain
  • Urgency, cramping
  • Objective
  • Hyperactive bowel sounds
  • At least three loose liquid stools per day


SAMPLE CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: inflammatory bowel disease, gastritis, enteral feedings,alcohol abuse, antibiotic use, food allergies/contamination, AIDS, radiation, parasites.


DESIRED OUTCOMES/EVALUATION CRITERIA

Sample NOC linkages:

  • Bowel Elimination: Ability of the gastrointestinal tract to form and evacuate stool effectively
  • Symptom Severity: Extent of perceived adverse changes in physical, emotional, and social functioning
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Client Will (Include Specific Time Frame)

  • Reestablish and maintain normal pattern of bowel functioning.
  • Verbalize understanding of causative factors and rationale for treatment regimen.

ACTIONS/INTERVENTIONS

Sample NIC linkages:

  • Diarrhea Management: Management and alleviation of diarrhea
  • Fluid Monitoring: Collection and analysis of patient data to regulate fluid balance
  • Perineal Care: Maintenance of perineal skin integrity and relief of perineal discomfort.

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