Nursing Diagnosis: Fatigue
May be related to
- Decreased metabolic energy production
- Altered body chemistry: insufficient insulin
- Increased energy demands: hypermetabolic state/infection
Possibly evidenced by
- Overwhelming lack of energy, inability to maintain usual routines, decreased performance, accident-prone
- Impaired ability to concentrate, listlessness, disinterest in surroundings
- Verbalize increase in energy level.
- Display improved ability to participate in desired activities.
|Discuss with patient the need for activity. Plan schedule with patient and identify activities that lead to fatigue.||Education may provide motivation to increase activity level even though patient may feel too weak initially.|
|Alternate activity with periods of rest/uninterrupted sleep.||Prevents excessive fatigue.|
|Monitor pulse, respiratory rate, and BP before/after activity.||Indicates physiological levels of tolerance.|
|Discuss ways of conserving energy while bathing, transferring, and so on.||Patient will be able to accomplish more with a decreased expenditure of energy.|
|Increase patient participation in ADLs as tolerated.||Increases confidence level/self-esteem and tolerance level.|