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Nursing Diagnosis For Acute Abdominal Pain
A/N/V/dizziness: If I understand question correctly, the nursing diagnosis should mainly address the actual signs and symptoms. So, severe dehydration should not be nursing diagnosis since technically you may call volume depletion by mistake a dehydration. But would be appropriate to say dizziness, weakness, low blood pressure as these are not disputable and not amenable to error. ...Read more
Do your homework: The site is not a shortcut for you to get your nursing homework answered for you. Apply yourself ; acquire the answers from the texts ; sources in your curriculum. To be successful as a nurse you need to do the work ; gain the skills or you will be neither happy or successful. ...Read more
Not sure of question: There are several causes of cholangitis, bacterial and autoimmune. Bacterial cholangitis has several causes, ascending infection caused by blockage from stones (choledocholithiasis), malignancy or iatrogenic. This is because bacteria grow in the stagnant bile upstream of the blockage and cause biliary sepsis. Autoimmune cholangitis also includes primary sclerosing cholangitis. ...Read more
Same as for MDs: Nurses use the same "playbook" as doctors. It would not make sense for nurses to refer to the same conditions by different names as do physicians. In fact, one of the major outcomes of the flexner commission in modernizing and unifying medical education. ...Read more
Counts pulse: The nurse would feel your pulse usually at the wrist to determine the number of heart beats per minute. If it is less than 60, that is defined as bradycardia. An EKG would determine the exact rhythm responsible for the slow pulse. ...Read more
Study materials: This site is designed to answer questions about medical questions from the public. Your instructors will expect you to study your references and acquire the jargon they use in your nursing studies. It is important that you do so as they will know if you don't. ...Read more
I have upper abdominal pain and am throwing up. Have a past diagnosis of acute pancreatitis. Go to ER or a stomach bug? How long do I wait?
Depends: If you had the type of pancreatitis that landed you in the hospital for several days, that would indicate that you had severe pancreatitis, hence I would not wait very long. If it was managed as an outpatient, then it was less likely to be severe and you might be able to wait longer> this is not an easy one to answer without more info, calling you primary md sooner rather than later is wise. ...Read more
What can cause a sudden onset of severe upper abdominal pain with ongoing nausea and the worst burning feeling?
I went off bcp in August. Since then I have been getting upper abdominal pain along with cramps. The abdominal pain is worse than the actual cramps!
ER/UC-now: Never ignore these symptoms-go directly to the local ER for testing and imaging-NOW! ...Read more
I ate something unagreeable last pm. It did not produce diahra but only twisting stomach pain. What medicine is safe to take giving I am still nursing?
Abdominal pain: Pepto-bismol is very safe as it mostly stays in the GI tract and isn't absorbed into the blood stream. Pepto-bismol will cause your stool to be black. However, if this doesn't get better fairly quickly or it worsens, you should be seen by a physician. Abdominal pain can be a symptom of a number of serious problems that need a doctor's immediate attention. ...Read more
I am looking for recordings of normal and abnormal abdominal Vascular and bowel sounds. Can you help. It is for NursIng Health Assess Power Point.
Resuscitation: The most critical part of nursing after a AAA repair is the immediate post-operative period- especially if the repair is done in an open fashion. There are dramatic fluid shifts that occur and close monitoring of acid-base status, blood pressure, blood counts, and breathing are critical. Once the breathing tube is out and the patients starts to eat, the focus becomes pain control and slow rehab. ...Read more
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