Introduction to NANDA Nursing Diagnosis: Risk Of Engine Development Development
NANDA nursing diagnosis, also called a NANDA International-approved nursing diagnosis provides a way to define and classify the significant outcomes of nursing practice. This particular assessment identifies areas of risk so they may be addressed, monitored, and managed through interventions and collaborative efforts between the patient, family, and healthcare team.
NANDA Nursing Diagnosis Definition
The official definition from NANDA International includes: Risk for delayed development: at risk for or presence of a delay in meeting expected milestones for physical, psychological and/or social development caused by an inability to overcome associated challenges and/or lack of opportunity.
– Physical signs of delayed development
– Self destructive or self-injurious behavior
– Unusual play or interactions with others
– Impaired psychomotor skills
– Poor coordination
– Poor quality of life
- Cultural immaturity
- Developmental disability
- Environmental deprivation
- Insufficient educational opportunities
- Lack of access to necessary resources
- Poor parental involvement
- Genetic factors for slow development
At risk populations that may lead to delayed development include infants, children with disabilities, pre-term infants, and those from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.
Children who are at risk for or have delayed development may encounter difficulty in many aspects of life, including self-regulation, academic achievement, interpersonal skills, and appropriate social behaviors.
Suggestions for Use
Essential to any treatment plan should be careful evaluation of both mental and physical abilities, consideration of family systems and cultural influences, collaboration with other health care providers, and implementation of developmental interventions.
Suggested Alternative NANDA Diagnoses
- Impaired Social Interaction
- Ineffective airway clearance
- Ineffective health maintenance
- Risk for Ineffective Activity or Parenteral Therapy
- Risk for Delayed Growth and Development
If a patient presents with signs or reports of delayed development, consider thorough assessments to ensure interventions are tailored and have the highest potential for success.
- Growth and Development: Monitors physical, motor, and cognitive growth and development.
- Self Care: Demonstrates self-care abilities appropriate to age.
- Social Interaction: Exhibits age-appropriate social interaction.
- Developmental Guidance: Facilitates age-appropriate acquisitions in physical, affective, and cognitive domains.
- Family Training: Instructs caregivers in activities to enhance the child’s development.
- Nutrition Management: Develops and implements nutritional plans to support healthy growth.
NANDA Nursing Diagnosis: Risk for delayed Development is an important concept for helping struggling children to improve their overall quality of life. Appropriate assessment and intervention is critical to allowing these children to reach the full potential of their life experiences.
- What causes delayed development?
- Are there any treatments available?
- How can I help my child with delayed development?