Impaired Comfort—pruritis

State in which an individual experiences an uncomfortable sensation in response to a noxious stimulus (Carpenito, 1993)

Defining Characteristics: Verbalization or demonstration of discomfort, itching, reddened irritated skin

Related Factors:  Chemical irritants, dry skin

NOC Outcomes (Nursing Outcomes Classification)

Suggested NOC Labels
  • Comfort Level
Client Outcomes
  • States he or she is comfortable, itching relieved
  • Explains methods to decrease itching
NIC Interventions (Nursing Interventions Classification)

Suggested NIC Labels
  • Pruritis Management

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