Flashcards in Chapter 12 Gastrointestinal Procedures Deck (12):
Before removing the retention-style enema tip, what is the most important thing to remember?
deflate the balloon
Barium is a relatively nontoxic contrast agent.
Mr. and Mrs. ObNoxious bring their 3-year-son into the department for an upper GI examination. They have been concerned because he has been spitting out all of his food saying that he is not hungry. They suspect that he has a tumor in his stomach. The child immediately begins screaming that he will not drink any of “that stuff.” What is your BEST response in this situation?
Try to calm the child down
Mr. and Mrs. ObNoxious bring their 3-year-son into the department for an upper GI examination. They have been concerned because he has been spitting out all of his food saying that he is not hungry. They suspect that he has a tumor in his stomach. The child immediately begins screaming that he will not drink any of “that stuff.” What would be the WORST response in the above scenarios?
Ask for sedation for the child
A double-contrast study of the gastrointestinal tract includes which of the following.
Use of room air and barium
If the patient has the large bowel removed at the sigmoid area and the opening is made on the anterior surface of the abdomen, the patient is said to have a:
After a barium study, the patient must receive the following after-care instructions. (more than one may apply.)
A) Increase ﬂuid intake for the next 24-48 hours
B) seek medical attention if blood is noticed in the stool
C) Expect to see light-colored stools for a few days
D) Increase ﬁber intake for 24-48 hours
E) Call the physician if blood is noticed in the stool
Which of the following exams can be scheduled together?
A) Upper GI
E) Small bowel follow through
What is the preparation for an infant who is scheduled to have an upper GI done?
Nothing to eat for 3 to 4 hours
Robbie Overnight, a 73-year-old male scheduled for a barium enema, comes into the department and is obviously concerned about the study. He says, “My friend told me that the barium will turn hard in my bowel and have to be removed. Is that true?” Choose the best response. (more than one may apply)
“I see that you have some concerns. Let me explain to you now what will happen after the exam is over so that you will feel comfortable during the procedure.”
Why is air used in the performance of barium studies of the gastrointestinal tract?
Air causes the barium to coat the walls of the GI tract and outline it with sufficient contrast to identify any ulceration or other abnormalities