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Can you suggest some good nursing theory to apply to the care of a patient that just had a sigmoidectomy?

Can you suggest some good nursing theory to apply to the care of a patient that just had a sigmoidectomy?

Post surgery: The beast care is to try and get the patient back to normal activities as soon as possible. Ambulation and sitting in a chair are better than laying in bed. If the wound is closed it should not need special attention. A soft diet and some stool softeners will make life a little easier for the first 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an example of how kohlbergs theory can be applied in nursing?

See below: The is moral development and in nursing as well as medicine the best way to do this is by example-for if you present the best thered is others will follow. ...Read more

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Why is my baby nursing less?

Why is my baby nursing less?

Lactation consultant: Insurances usually pay for lactation consultation with a lactation nurse. Often lactation nurses come to your home and teach you many great techniques. Ask your pediatrician which one he/she recommends. It can be invaluable....And covered too. Great combo. Good luck and congrats on the newborn. ...Read more

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How do I prepare for nursing?

How do I prepare for nursing?

Breastfeed prep: First thing is to find a local prenatal breastfeeding class so you know what to expect and some basic positioning and latching tips. Then, about a month before due date start some gentle manipulation of the nipples, including rubbing with a terry cloth towel to start to toughen the skin. Leave nipples open to air daily. plan where and how you'll handle nursing once you're home. ...Read more

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What is the best nursing cover?

What is the best nursing cover?

Preference varies: Many women have personal preferences in this regard, but i like the bebe au lait/hooter hiders brand. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to nursing?

What are alternatives to nursing?

See below: There are multiple infant formulas, which will provide your child with proper nutrition. You can also pump, and give breast milk via a bottle. ...Read more

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What is the nursing action for a mi?

Unanswerable: This question, asking for a "how to" manual on emergency nursing, is way out of bounds for this simple application. It would take a whole manual to respond to this broad question. This site is to ask about symptoms and specifics. Not sure what you wanted from us on this question. ...Read more

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Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Is it true there’s a nursing shortage?

Not sure: I'm not sure if there is an actual shortage, but there will always be a demand for nurses either in the home care market, the nursing home industry, or hospitals or doctor's offices. ...Read more

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Can you eat cookie dough when nursing?

Can you eat cookie dough when nursing?

You shouldn't: Salmonella is a huge risk for infants as this is one of the infections that is very much dependent on how mature your immune system is. As much as i may be with you in enjoying cookie dough, the raw egg is way too risky for salmonella infection which may be nothing for you but could be a quite serious illness for an infant. ...Read more

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My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

My baby is constantly nursing. Is this normal?

Yes: This is normal. Most of this is likely true feeding and necessary but some babies will use breastfeeding s a pacifier. Essentially true feeding is vigorous and consistent. Suck, suck, breath... Pacifying feeding is 30-40 minutes later and more like suck, snooooooooze, suck, snoooooze. During this phase of feeding baby isnt eating, just pacifying. That feeding can be stopped. ...Read more

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What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

What is the best diet to be on if I am nursing?

Eat healthy: Your overall health is most important. Eat healthy, sleep well and excercise. Do not smoke and light on alcohol. Your baby is bonding with you and needs you in good health. Breast milk is only a small part of that process. ...Read more

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Is it ok if my baby is only nursing on one side?

Is it ok if my baby is only nursing on one side?

Yes: As long as a baby gets enough milk, whether from one breast or both breasts, the baby will be happy. However, if a mom only feeds from one side, the unused side may lose its milk-making ability and dry up; or it may back up with milk, get swollen and perhaps develop mastitis. ...Read more

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What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

What should I look for in choosing a nursing facility?

Ask others: Check this page. http://www.aarp.org/relationships/caregiving-resource-center/info-10-2010/ho_assessing_housing_options2.html. Ask people who live there and their relatives. ...Read more

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Where can I file a complaint on a skilled nursing facility?

Where can I file a complaint on a skilled nursing facility?

To the state: File a complaint either to the nh director, if you are not satisfied you can file to state health dept. They are the ones that regulate these nursing homes. ...Read more

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What support is recommended for women having nursing problems?

What support is recommended for women having nursing problems?

Please ASK: The best thing you can do for you and your baby if you have nursing problems is to ask for help and support! start with your pediatrician, obgyn, labor nurses and local lactation consultants or laleche league. Many town health departments or wic offices can direct you to resources. Enlist the emotional support of your partner and mother or support person as well. Other breast feeding moms too! ...Read more

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How can I prepare my body for nursing if my baby is premature?

How can I prepare my body for nursing if my baby is premature?

Pump 5 times a day: After a premature delivery, the mom can pump her breasts 5 times a day to get the milk flowing. She can drink plenty of fluids, and try to stay relaxed. Being very anxious or worrying about not having enough milk may cause her to have less milk output. ...Read more

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How can I make my husband feel included in the nursing process?

How can I make my husband feel included in the nursing process?

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

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My child is 25 months old and will not stop nursing how do I stop?

My child is 25 months old and will not stop nursing how do I stop?

Weaning: If you want to stop breastfeeding, start introducing other substitute activities. If your baby really enjoys nursing at bedtime, give her a bath in the evening so she gets a lot of attention and physical touch without nursing. Make your breasts less accessible to her. Offer her a cup for meals and water between meals. Redirect her when she wants to nurse, but give her positive attention. ...Read more

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What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

What number of different types of nursing degrees/ fields are there?

Dozens: As a this is a site for doctors, we are likely not the best resource for this question. However, there are dozens of nursing specialties with their own governing bodies. They range from the adminstrative (case management, informatics) to the traditional clinical (ambulatory, critical care) to the advanced care provision (CRNA, midwife). ...Read more