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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



Specializes in Inpatient Acute Rehab.

What about ...

Dehydration, potential for related to diarrhea secondary to c.diff?


99 Posts

What about:

Deficient Fluid Volume or

Risk for Impaired Skin Integity or

Imbalanced Nutrition:Less than body requirements

HappyNurse2005, RN

1,640 Posts

Specializes in LDRP.

Well, the nursing dx "Diarrhea" comes to mind

manna, BSN, RN

2,038 Posts

My first thought was fluid volume deficit.


93 Posts

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 :rolleyes:

Aneroo, LPN

1 Article; 1,518 Posts

Specializes in Cath Lab, OR, CPHN/SN, ER.

Yeah, diarrhea, fluid volume deficit, skin integrity, patient's comfort, disturbed sleep, imbalanced nutrition...

i just finished a nursing dx for a person with c-diff and i used fluid volume deficit, imblanced nutrition, and impaired skin integrity

wonderbee, BSN, RN

1 Article; 2,212 Posts

Specializes in critical care; community health; psych.

You can also use infection r/t diarrhea AEB positive c diff culture.

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