Flashcards in Generalized Abdo Pain Deck (19):
can you get vomiting with large bowel obstruction?
yes if incompetent iliocaecal valve
hx of abdo surgery means what for current surg?
could be adhesions
why is smoking status important in surgery?
ability to heal
causes of dry mucous membranes in acute abdo? 2 big reasons
what is a Kocher's Incision?
right upper quadrant incision
what should you check for in all abdo pain patients with suspected bowel obstruction?
what is a succussion splash?
fluid splashing against incompetent pylorus valve
why check testicles in acute abdo?
check for hernias
if patient is too painful for erect x-ray, what can you do?
how many air fluid levels needed for bowel obstruction dx?
how do you tell small from large bowel on x-ray?
small bowel has plica circularis all throughout bowel
resuscitation includes what treatments?
why NG Tube for bowel obstruction?
relief of vomiting
and measure fluid out
how to know how much fluid to give to bowel obstruction patients?
check the NGtube and urine catheter bag to see how much is being los per hour
ddx when history is sudden severe abdo pain?
acute abdo, with lots of pain and doesn't want to move around indicates?
H. Pylori usu. cause what kind of ulcers?
what x-rays for acute abdo pain?
chest, abdo, pelvis