Nursing Diagnosis for Uncomplicated Malaria

Uncomplicated Malaria

The classical (but rarely observed) malaria attack lasts 6-10 hours. It consists of
  • a cold stage (sensation of cold, shivering)
  • a hot stage (fever, headaches, vomiting; seizures in young children)
  • and finally a sweating stage (sweats, return to normal temperature, tiredness).
More commonly, the patient presents with a combination of the following symptoms: fever, chills, sweats, headaches, nausea and vomiting, body aches, general malaise.

Nursing Diagnosis for Uncomplicated Malaria

  1. Hyperthermia related to the disease, characterized by a body temperature of clients more than 37.5 degrees Celsius, acral palpable warmth.
  2. Risk for fluid volume deficit related to active fluid output (vomiting, sweating, fever)
  3. Acute pain related to injury biological agent, characterized by a client complains of pain in the head, and pain in the body, the client looks grimace.
  4. Hypothermia related to the disease, characterized by the client looks chills, body temperature below 36.5 degrees Celsius, the client looks sweaty.
  5. Risk for imbalanced Body Temperature related to the disease.
  6. Nausea related to toxin (plasmodium infection in an area that affects the central nervous vomiting), characterized by clients complaining of nausea, anorexia.
  7. Fatigue related to energy imbalance, characterized by the client looks tired, the client looks sleepy.
  8. Risk for infection related to increased exposure to the environment.

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