Nursing Diagnosis for Risk for Imbalanced Body Temperature

NANDA Definition: At risk for failure to maintain body temperature within a normal range

Risks for altered body temperature exist for all persons, but some situations and individual physical capacities place greater risk on certain individuals. Neonates and elderly patients are physically incapable of compensating for environmental exposures and are at greater risk in life-threatening events. Healthy persons, such as the athlete who is performing under extremely hot conditions, are also at risk. Prevention is accomplished by providing education specific to individual needs. For the hospitalized patient, the nurse must recognize potential risks related to the diagnosis and the treatment a patient is receiving.

NOC Outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification)
Suggested NOC Labels

* Risk Control
* Risk Detection
* Immune Status

NIC Interventions (Nursing Interventions Classification)
Suggested NIC Labels

* Temperature Regulation

Nursing Diagnosis

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