00261 Risk Of Dry Mouth

Domain 11: security/protection
Class 2: physical injury
Diagnostic Code: 00261
NANDA Tag: Risk of Drying Oral
Diagnostic focus: oral dryness
Approved 2016 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « risk of dry mouth is defined as: susceptible to discomfort or lesions in the oral mucosa due to a reduction in the quantity or quality of saliva that Hydrates the mucosa, which can compromise health.

Risk factors

  • Dehydration
  • Depressive symptoms
  • Excessive stress
  • excitement
  • smoking

Risk population

  • Pregnant women

Associated problems

  • Chemotherapy
  • Depression
  • Liquid restriction
  • Inability to feed orally
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Pharmacological preparations
  • Radiation therapy in the head or neck
  • Systemic diseases