Nursing Dx Help

  1. Does anyone have a good nursing dx for a pt who has uncontrollable diarrhea with C. difficile?
    I was thinking something about self esteem or body image related to loss of control of normal body function?
    Any ideas

    Thanks,
    Melanie
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  3. by   unknown99
    What about ...
    Dehydration, potential for related to diarrhea secondary to c.diff?
  4. by   studentNY
    What about:
    Deficient Fluid Volume or
    Risk for Impaired Skin Integity or
    Imbalanced Nutrition:Less than body requirements
  5. by   HappyNurse2005
    Well, the nursing dx "Diarrhea" comes to mind
  6. by   manna
    My first thought was fluid volume deficit.
  7. by   Catys_With_Me
    Quote from manna
    My first thought was fluid volume deficit.
    Yep, me too. And previous poster makes a good point, you might want to use Diarrhea as well
  8. by   Aneroo
    Yeah, diarrhea, fluid volume deficit, skin integrity, patient's comfort, disturbed sleep, imbalanced nutrition...
  9. by   nursehippiechik
    i just finished a nursing dx for a person with c-diff and i used fluid volume deficit, imblanced nutrition, and impaired skin integrity
  10. by   wonderbee
    You can also use infection r/t diarrhea AEB positive c diff culture.

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