Nursing diagnoses in in-rooming units

The use of nursing diagnoses in the rooming unit aims to guide nursing actions, qualifying the assistance. The aim was to identify the Nursing Diagnoses (ND) according to the taxonomy NANDA II 2007/2008, in newborns, and to describe the facts related to it and the risk factors. It is an exploratory descriptive study, conducted with 35 newborns, in January 2008. After physical examination, one identified the ND. The data were organized in charts. Out of the results the most common diagnoses were efficient and inefficient breastfeeding, risk of infection and damaged skin integrity. The use of ND makes nursing service more structured, favoring the nurse's autonomy in the care rendered to the newborn.

Newborn; Nursing diagnosis; Nursing

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