By Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP
This ebook offers nurses with sensible details at the most often encountered gastrointestinal issues and difficulties present in the aged - from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was once constructed to supply higher intensity of knowledge than are available typically nursing textbooks, and to tailor this data to the certain wishes of the aged. every one bankruptcy incorporates a definition of the situation, via its reason, common and irregular body structure, nursing care with recognition to nursing diagnoses, interventions, medicinal drugs, and substitute cures (where appropriate). health and wellbeing promoting, nutrients, and caliber of lifestyles concerns are integrated as an important a part of any plan of take care of older adults.
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Maintain a supportive environment. 3. Include client in developing plan of care. Nursing Diagnoses 1. Pain related to esophageal spasms secondary to infections. 2. Altered body image related to weight loss. 20 Care of the Older Adult With Gastrointestinal Problems 3. High risk for injury due to aspiration related to backflow of gastric juices. Interventions, Treatments, Alternative Treatments 1. 2. 3. 4. Administer pain medication as needed. Teach client to avoid spicy, fatty, grilled, and smoked foods.
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Two-thirds to threefourths of adult GERD patients are mildly obese smokers who complain of postprandial, retrosternal burning that is worse after large meals containing alcohol, chocolate, or fatty and/or spicy food. 1 Categories of GERD Symptoms Typical Symptoms Atypical Symptoms Heartburn Regurgitation Dysphagia Odonophagia Water brash Belching Chest pain Cough Wheezing Dyspnea Hoarseness Throat clearing Globus sensation Halitosis worse with recumbency or bending over, and are improved by antacids according to Bilhartz and Croft (2000).
Care of Gastrointestinal Problems in the Older Adult (Springer Series on Geriatric Nursing) by Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP