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What is the main concern with digital removal?

Possible damage to vagal nerve

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What type of enema should be used for a patient with hyperkalemia?

K-oxalate

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Why would you give fermented dairy products to a patient with diarrhea?

As a probiotic; to replace good bacteria

3

What might hypoactive bowel sounds indicate?

Constipation

4

What might hyperactive bowel sounds indicate?

Diarrhea

5

What is the main concern when a patient is on NG suction?

Alkalosis

6

What problem do opioid analgesics cause in regards to the GI tract?

Slowed peristalsis and segmental contractions, often resulting in constipation

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What problem do antibiotics cause in regards to the GI tract?

Disruption of normal bacterial flora, resulting in diarrhea or GI upset

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What problem do NSAIDS cause in regards to the GI tract?

GI irritation that may increase the incidence of bleeding

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What is a common side effect of iron supplements?

Black, tarry stools

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After what age are routine colonoscopies recommended?

After age 50

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What might black or tarry stools suggest?

Iron ingestion or upper GI bleeding

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What might red stools indicate?

Lower GI bleeding, hemorrhoids

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Why would you use a fracture pan?

For lower extremity fractures

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What position should you put a patient in prior to giving an enema?

Lay patient on left side in Sims position