00253 Hypothermia Risk

Domain 11: security/protection
Class 6: thermoregulation
Diagnostic Code: 00253
Diagnostic focus: hypothermia
Approved 2013 • Revised 2017, 2020 • Evidence level 2.2

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « HYPOTHERMIA RISK is defined as: susceptible to a thermoregulation failure that can result in a central body temperature lower than the normal daytime range in individuals> 28 days of life, which can compromise health.

Risk factors

  • Alcohol consumption
  • Heat transfer by excessive driving
  • Heat transfer by excessive convection
  • Heat transfer by excessive evaporation
  • Transfer of heat by excessive radiation
  • Inactivity
  • Inappropriate knowledge of the caregiver (a) about the prevention of hypothermia
  • Inappropriate dress
  • Low ambient temperature
  • Malnutrition

Risk population

  • People at economic disadvantage
  • People with extreme ages
  • People in weight

Associated problems

  • Hypothalamus injury
  • Decrease in the metabolic rate
  • Pharmacological preparations
  • Radiation therapy
  • Trauma