00274 Ineffective Thermoregulation Risk

Domain 11: security/protection
Class 6: thermoregulation
Diagnostic Code: 00274
Nanda label: ineffective thermoregulation risk
Diagnostic focus: thermoregulation
Approved 2016 • Evidence level 2.1

NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition

Nanda nursing diagnosis « risk of ineffective thermoregulation is defined as: susceptible to suffering a fluctuation of temperature between hypothermia and hyperthermia, which can compromise health.

Risk factors

  • Dehydration
  • Fluctuation in ambient temperature
  • Inactivity
  • Inappropriate clothing for ambient temperature
  • Increased oxygen demand
  • Vigorous activity

Risk population

  • People in weight
  • People exposed to extreme environmental temperatures
  • People with an inadequate amount of subcutaneous fat
  • People with increased body surface area in relation to the weight range

Associated problems

  • Alteration of the metabolic rate
  • Cerebral lesions
  • Problem that affects temperature regulation
  • Decrease in the sweat response
  • Deterioration of health status
  • Thermogenesis without ineffective tremor
  • Pharmacological preparations
  • sedation
  • sepsis
  • Trauma