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Nursing Role Pre Operative Appendectomy
It has been six months since my appendectomy and I still have yet to gain my weight back. 155 preop, now at about 130 and still have digestion issues?
Need some evaluation: It's unusual to have ongoing symptoms this long after appendectomy, if it was uncomplicated. If it was complicated by perforation or abscess, it may take some time to get back to baseline. However, you should see your primary doc for further evaluation to be sure nothing else is going on. Make sure you see the pathology from the appendectomy too! ...Read more
An appendectomy is surgery to remove the appendix. The appendix is a small, finger-shaped organ extending from the first part of the large intestine. It is removed when it becomes inflamed or infected. A perforated appendix can leak and infect the entire abdominal area, which can be life-threatening. An appendectomy is done under general anesthesia, which means you are asleep and do not feel any pain during the surgery. The surgeon makes a small cut in the lower right side of your belly area ...Read more
Obgyn transcription: "elective appendectomy was performed. Patient given preop intravenous ____ (monasid)? " What does this mean?
Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing. ...Read more
Care for Parkinson's: The role of nusring assistant should be to help with activities of daily living, dressing, grooming, bathroom hygiene, physical activity, and assistance to administer rx's on time. Intellectually stimulating the patient as well and promoting independence if possible. ...Read more
Help hold and burp: I can answer this as a father as well as a pediatrician. Sometimes, with a newborn you just don't have a lot of direct contact, because mom does most of the work. But, we can be a strong second string. We can make mom more comfortable, massage our babies during nursing, help with burping, and hold your baby right after he/she has it's belly full. ...Read more
Rough estimate: Babies consume roughly 1/2 their pound weight as ounces at a feeding after it is well established. For a 8 lb kid that equates to ~ 4 ounces. For breast fed kids I find it better to count diapers than ounces. Too many moms get stuck on quantity & express & bottle feed to watch volume. If baby is wetting a diaper every 4-6 hours and filling out, it is doing fine. ...Read more
I'm thinking of becoming a nurse I'm taking my prerequisites right now but I don't like biology. Are my nursing classes going to mainly biology?
Core classes: For your nursing requirements you will need your course in biology. But after that you are ok. If you have trouble get a tutor to help you. Biology is really straight forward and most interesting. Just get yourself through and you will be ok. Mostly just memorizing ...Read more
Watch your letdown: Sometimes when your milk comes out very quickly a baby can get too much in their mouth, they aren't the most coordinated at sucking and swallowing. Sometimes pulling away is their signal that the letdown is too fast for them. If this describes you try positioning the baby so that they nurse against gravity. If it is still a problem you can pump a little first then nurse. ...Read more
1 where U feel good: You should find a home that makes you feel good about where he is living. A facility where you would be comfortable staying yourself. A place where there is adequate room for activities and there is stimulation for him. ...Read more
Self wean /natural:
The best way is to wait until the baby is ready.
Child-led weaning occurs when a child no longer has a need to nurse - nutritionally or emotionally. The most common method is " don't offer" and "don't refuse". More methods of weaning described here http://www. Kellymom. Com/bf/weaning/. ...Read more
Yes: These products stay in your digestive tract and do not enter your breast milk. They are fine to use as you wish. ...Read more
My nursing 4 mo daughter has had ruddy cheeks the past couple of days. Is this something to be concerned about?
Nursing & sex: Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner. ...Read more
Absolutely not!: Definitely not! This is a diuretic. It is not safe for baby. The product advertises to be "a water-weight loss secret trusted by millions to help them look and feel lighter each month" Continuing breastfeeding with moderate exercise and diet is in fact the BEST way for you to lose weight over the next three months! Hope this helps! Congratulations on your baby! ...Read more
Ask for a tour.: It is important to do your homework. Not all nursing homes are equal. Request a tour, speak to the residents and their families and get a feel for the overall experience that is being provided. Clean and safe environment, good medical supervision and services as well as entertainment are all very important. ...Read more
Easy: Fatal pneumonia in the elderly is often triggered by common germs in the upper airway of anyone. They are easily passed by touching the face or mouth followed by touching objects in the environment. The next person to touch that door handle, chair, etc. Will contaminate their fingers & eventually pass it to their face/airway. Weakened defenses often allow this to progress to pneumonia when elderly ...Read more
You can: But it has no magic qualities. There is no special benefit. It is a good idea to introduce a variety of different fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. ...Read more
Sorry but: I don't understand the question...Are you the nurse? ...Read more
No: Bras weren't invented until "a few" years ago, if compared with the length of our human history. Babies were breastfed for hundreds of thousands of years before somebody started wearing a bra. ...Read more
Check with NH staff: Check with the staff at the nursing home which activities they will have, which food is going to be served. Find with local churches or non profit organizations which religious services, concerts, dinners or activities they may offer to that nursing home. Find what your parents would appreciate at the nursing home & discuss with the staff t the nursing home. ...Read more
Sleep problems: First, the baby should be sleeping in another room. If baby wakes up, have dad go in and sooth baby. They know you, and if you go, they will expect nursing. Baby needs to learn to fall asleep without something in their mouth. Make sure, at bedtime, baby is put to bed sleepy, to learn to self console. ...Read more
Support him.: Just because he is in a nursing does not mean that you cannot see him as often as you can. He will appreciate visits, he can still be taken home on visits to eat out or on holidays unless he is in the last stages when he is no longer able to walk, eat or recognize people or he gets agitated because e will not do well with changes. Nursing homes now are well-regulated, checked by the state. ...Read more