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Gil Wayne, BSN, R.N.
Chronic Confusion: an irreversible, long-standing, and/or progressive deterioration of intellect and personality characterized by decreased ability to interpret environmental stimuli, decreased capacity for intellectual thought processes, and manifested by disturbances of memory, orientation, and behavior.
Situational Low Self-Esteem: Development of a negative perception of self-worth in response to current situation.
Bowel Incontinence: Change in normal bowel habits characterized by involuntary passage of stool.
Risk for Electrolyte Imbalance: At risk for change in serum electrolyte levels that may compromise health.
Grieving: A normal complex process that includes emotional, physical, spiritual, social, and intellectual responses and behaviors by which individuals, families, and communities incorporate an actual, anticipated, or perceived loss into their daily lives.
Nausea: An unpleasant, wavelike sensation in the back of the throat, epigastrium, or throughout the abdomen that may or may not lead to vomiting.
Risk for Impaired Skin Integrity: At risk for skin being adversely altered.
Ineffective Tissue Perfusion: Decrease in oxygen, resulting in failure to nourish tissues at capillary level.
Insomnia: A disruption in amount and quality of sleep that impairs functioning.
Risk for Suicide: At risk for self-inflicted, life-threatening injury.