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Nursing Diagnosis For G Tube
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
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What are 8 observations of a patient with the chest tubes that require immediate nursing notification?
I had my tubes tied 16 months ago and stopped nursing a year ago but I'm still lactating is this normal?
No: If you are no longer breast-feeding, you should not be lactating. The tubal ligation is not related to this issue. Unless your breasts are being somehow being stimulated or you are taking medications that have this as a side effect, you should see your doctor for blood tests and an exam. ...Read more
My 87 year old mom has dementia. They want to put feeding tube in because she is inspirating food. Lives in nursing home, doesn't talk. Should we?
Agree w/ Dr. Chastine: This is a very difficult decision and made more difficult by misinformation (feeding tubes prevent aspiration) and pressure family may feel from doctors and nurses. Often people who mean well, will try and pursuade you based on their biases and values. Decreased food intake is part of the progression of dementia. The best question is what would your mom have wanted if she knew this would happen? ...Read more
I am breast feeding and have inverted nipples. When done nursing, they do look like a new tube of lipstick. Is baby still latching and eating ok?
Different...: One tube empties into the stomach (g-tube). The other tube empties into a portion of the intestine (jejunum). The tubes are generally different sizes with the j-tube usually smaller. The g-tube can allow for bolus feeds, or feeds given only certain times of the day in large volumes. The j-tube can only allow for smaller volume feeds on a more continuous basis (usually overnight). ...Read more
What is a g tube?: Please clarify your question and where the drainage is coming from? What is the medical condition? Did you mean a ng tube? ...Read more
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