Gastrointestinal System - Ostomy

Practice Guidance Toolkit

Nutrition Diagnosis


Sample PES Statements (problem, etiology, signs and symptoms using some NCP terminology)
These statements are provided as examples only and will not apply to all individuals: 
  • Increased sodium and fluid needs, due to alteration in gastrointestinal tract (decreased functional length of GI tract due to ileostomy), as evidenced by symptoms of dehydration. 
  • Inadequate oral intake, due to unsupported beliefs/attitudes about food, nutrition and nutrition-related information, as evidenced by
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Last Updated: 2020-06-01