00037 Risk for poisoning

00037 Risk for poisoning

Definition of the NANDA label

Risk for poisoning is situation in which there is a high risk of exposure or accidental ingestion of dangerous drugs or products in sufficient doses to cause poisoning

Susceptible to accidental exposure to, or ingestion of, drugs or dangerous products in sufficient doses, which may compromise health.

Risk factors

External (environmental)

• Large number of medications at home.
• Storing drugs in unlocked cabinets and within the reach of children or confused people.
• Storage of toxic products in food containers.
• Peeling or peeling paint or plastering the walls in the presence of children.
• Availability of drugs or pharmacological products obtained by illegal means, possibly contaminated by the addition of toxic substances.
• Contamination of beverages or food.
• Exposure to heavy metals and chemicals.
• Use of paints, lacquers, varnishes, without adequate protection or without adequate ventilation.
• Presence of poisonous plants.
• Presence of atmospheric pollutants.

Internal (individual)

• Decreased vision.
• Emotional and cognitive disorders.
• Lack of adequate information on the use of medications.
• Insufficient financial resources.
• Failure to adopt precautions and security measures.
• Security failures in the workplace.

Associated condition

• Alteration in cognitive functioning


• Risk control.
• Control of addiction.
• Health knowledge.
• Self esteem.
• Community risk control: lead exposure.


• Respiratory monitoring.
• Monitoring of vital signs.
• Management of prevention.
• Teaching.
• Health promotion.
• AVD monitoring.