Flashcards in Bowel Eimination Deck (15):
What is the main concern with digital removal?
Possible damage to vagal nerve
What type of enema should be used for a patient with hyperkalemia?
Why would you give fermented dairy products to a patient with diarrhea?
As a probiotic; to replace good bacteria
What might hypoactive bowel sounds indicate?
What might hyperactive bowel sounds indicate?
What is the main concern when a patient is on NG suction?
What problem do opioid analgesics cause in regards to the GI tract?
Slowed peristalsis and segmental contractions, often resulting in constipation
What problem do antibiotics cause in regards to the GI tract?
Disruption of normal bacterial flora, resulting in diarrhea or GI upset
What problem do NSAIDS cause in regards to the GI tract?
GI irritation that may increase the incidence of bleeding
What is a common side effect of iron supplements?
Black, tarry stools
After what age are routine colonoscopies recommended?
After age 50
What might black or tarry stools suggest?
Iron ingestion or upper GI bleeding
What might red stools indicate?
Lower GI bleeding, hemorrhoids
Why would you use a fracture pan?
For lower extremity fractures