Nursing Diagnosis for Cholera

Cholera is an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It has a short incubation period, from less than one day to five days, and produces an enterotoxin that causes a copious, painless, watery diarrhoea that can quickly lead to severe dehydration and death if treatment is not promptly given. Vomiting also occurs in most patients.

http://www.who.int/topics/cholera/en/


Nursing Diagnosis for Cholera
  1. Deficient fluid volume related to excessive fluid loss through the stool or emesis
  2. Imbalanced Nutrition: Less Than Body Requirements related to loss of fluids through diarrhea, inadequate intake
  3. Risk for infection related to microorganisms that penetrate the gastrointestinal tract.
  4. Impaired Skin Integrity: perianal, related to irritation from diarrhea
  5. Anxiety related to separation from parents, unfamiliar environment, a stressful procedure.
  6. Interrupted Family Processes related to crisis situations, lack of knowledge about diseases, treatment of clients.

Nursing Diagnosis

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