Flashcards in ATI Unit 2 - GI Disorders (Josh) Deck (19):
Chronic diarrhea is diarrhea that doesn't resolve in ---
Meds for Acute Diarrhea
Metronidazole and Tinidazole (for C. diff)
Foods to avoid w/ Diarrhea
Juices, sodas, gelatin
Chicken/Beef Broth (too much sodium)
Levels of Dehydration
Mild = 3-5% weight loss
Moderate = 6-9% weight loss, cap refill 2-4 secs
Severe - > 10% weight loss, cap refill > 4 secs
After oral rehydration therapy, which type of diet should we advance to?
normal diet asap
Criteria for Cleft Lip repair
10 weeks old
10 Hgb level
GER is self-limiting and usually resolves by ---
Nursing Care w/ GER
Small, frequent meals
HOB elevated 30o for 1 hr after meals
Severe cases of GERD may require which procedure?
What is HPS?
Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis
- occurs in first 5 wks of life
- requires surgery
- start clear fluids 4-6 hrs after surgery, advance to BM or formula as tolerated
Which GI disease results from lack of ganglionic cells in the colon, resulting in decreased motility and mechanial obstruction?
How is Hirschsprung Disease treated?
surgical removal of aganglionic section
Complications w/ Hirschspung Disease?
Anal Stricture and inctontinence
With ---, one part of the bowel telescopes into another part.
- sausage shaped mass
- red currant jelly stools
Air Enemas can help ease pain from ---
Diagnostic procedure to confirm Appendiciits
Computed Tomography (CT) scan that shows an enlarged diameter of appendix and thickening of appendiceal wall
Avoid enemas and laxatives with --
If appendix has ruptured, what else should we assess for?
- sudden increase in pain
- rigid abdomen
- abdominal distention
- rapid, shallow breathing