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What is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe dehydration?

What is a nursing diagnosis for a patient with acute gastroenteritis and severe 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 more

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Dr. David Cohen
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Stomach Flu (Definition)

Viral gastroenteritis is a viral infection of the GI tract. It can be picked up from contact with surfaces and foods that are carrying the virus. Symptoms include upset stomach, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. Sometimes ...Read more


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Since i've had the stomach flu with diarrhea and i'm nursing the baby, will he get sick?

Since i've had the stomach flu with diarrhea and i'm nursing the baby, will he get sick?

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 more

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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?

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?

Gastroenteritis/back: You might've strained your back while vomiting all those times. Or if you are achy with back pain, you might have the flu or some other viral infection that caused your vomiting. Some viruses will leave you achy. ...Read more

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Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?

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

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I'm 3 mos s/p c6-7 acdfp. When can I return to work full-time as pt in nursing home? I do have to transfer and lift patients frail w/ and w/o dementia

I'm 3 mos s/p c6-7 acdfp. When can I return to work full-time as pt in nursing home? I do have to transfer and lift patients frail w/ and w/o dementia

Ask your doctors: The doctors who've been following your progress are much better equipped to answer your question than doctors who've never met you. Returning to work after such procedures depends on how you were before surgery, and how you're recovering. If you're working with a physical medicine ; rehab physician along with the surgeons who operated, those would be the ideal doctors to ask. ...Read more

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What is the criteria for determining if a patient needs to be in a nursing home?

What is the criteria for determining if a patient needs to be in a nursing home?

Multiple criteria: Check out http://www.nursinghomefamilies.com/NH_web/Admission_to_a_Nursing_Home.html for criteria on admission to nursing home. Nursing home does more than just pass out meds. In general, patient has to have skilled nursing need that can be be met by federal/state regulated facility that accepts patient's method of payment ie insurance. Oh and physician has to assume care of patient upon admission ...Read more

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I am a cna working in a nursing home i have svt should i be lifting patients?

I am a cna working in a nursing home i have svt should i be lifting patients?

Tough question: Hi HTom, Hard question to answer without more information. SVT represents a broad category of tachycardias with certain types being more benign than others. Certainly some forms of SVT can be triggered by exertion but not all types can evolve into a life threatening VT. I would recommend that you review your chart thoroughly with your physician to help make this determination. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can dr. Keep patient in nursing home?

No: Unless the person in nh lacks decision making capacity and the person is under the ward of a guardian. If so and the person is considered unsafe in another care environment, then yes they may be kept in nh against their will. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Gastroenteritis (Definition)

A condition in which a person has vomiting and diarrhea due to an infection with "stomach flu" viruses. It is contagious, and usually resolves without treatment except for over-the-counter Pedialyte or other ...Read more


Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more