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Nursing Patient Gastroenteritis Dehydration
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Whenever someone in your house is sick there's always a chance your baby may get sick too. But whether it's you, dad or a sibling who's sick, the best thing you can do to protect your baby is breastfeed. After exposure to a virus your body will make proteins that fight the virus. Those proteins pass into your breastmilk and protect your baby. So wash your hands well and keep on breastfeeding. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was throwing up steadily for a day. I was told I have gastroenteritis with dehydration.Now my whole back is hurting. Is that normal?
Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?
Gastroenteritis: Although this sounds as if you might be infected with Giardia there is no way to know this unless fully evaluated with stool specimens, possibly endoscopy, full history and physical exam. Strongly recommend you find a GI doctor and let them assess your condition. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
Depends: Sicker patients need closer attention. The ratio would be very different from say, recovery room, to icu, to telemetry unit, to med/surg floor, to chronic care (snf) settings. Also depends on skill of nurse. ...Read more
Residence for elder: Nursing home is a residence for elderly people who need some sort of assistance because they are not capable of living alone or take care of themselves. These places provide room and board( bed and food) also they procide medicines prescribed by the patient's dr. And rhey are administered to them. Some nh provide rehabilitation. Most nh have activities or enterteinment for their residents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If a doctor has put a temporary emergency hold or the state has deemed the patient not competent to make his/her own decisions or the power of attorney (or legal guardian) has requested it (and the patient lacks capacity to make the decision at the time), then yes - a hospital or other medical facility like a nursing home can involuntarily hold a patient. ...Read more
Talk to the staff: I would discuss this with the staff at the home. ...Read more
Which nursing interventions are most appropriate for the patient diagnosed with fluid volume deficit after paracentesis..?
Multiple things: Paracentesis is done to remove fluid from the abdomen for a number of reasons, diagnostically or therapeutically. Diagnostic paracentesis usually removes only a small amount of fluid and is generally not associated with fluid deficit. Large volume paracentesis can be associated with hypotension (particularly orthostatic), tachycardia, diminished urine output. Keep IV patent, give Albumin as rx. ...Read more
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