Nursing diagnoses in hospitalized elderly, according to the International Classification of Nursing Practice

  • Marina Moralles Caldeira de Andrada Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
  • Marlon França Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
  • Angela Maria Alvarez Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
  • Karina Silveira de Almeida Hammerschmidt Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.

Abstract

Objective: to identify the nursing diagnoses characteristic of hospitalized elderly at the Medical Clinic of a university hospital in southern Brazil, according to the International Classification of Nursing Practice, version 1.0. Methods: it is a descriptive, cross-sectional study involving 24 elderly. Results: 158 nursing diagnoses were obtained gathered in 23 groups, grouped into 14 macro-groups presented by similarities: cardiovascular system, impaired self-care, compromised respiratory system, impaired locomotion system, risk of infection, altered dietary patterns and body weight, impaired endocrine system, altered gastrointestinal system, committed genitourinary system, altered neurological system, compromised perceptive system, sensorial system, altered cutaneous and hydric system and affected thermal regulatory system. Conclusion: the hospitalized elderly experienced physiological and pathological alterations and the gerontologist nurse can contribute with the planning aimed at maintaining the physical integrity of the elderly in an individualized and complete manner.

Author Biographies

Marina Moralles Caldeira de Andrada, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.
Marlon França, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.
Angela Maria Alvarez, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.
Karina Silveira de Almeida Hammerschmidt, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina.
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Florianópolis, SC, Brazil.
Published
2015-02-11
Section
Research Article