By Sue E. Meiner EdD APRN BC GNP
This ebook offers nurses with sensible info at the most often encountered gastrointestinal problems and difficulties present in the aged - from constipation, hemorrhoids, and diverticulosis to cancers of the GI tract. It was once constructed to supply larger intensity of knowledge than are available normally nursing textbooks, and to tailor this data to the specific wishes of the aged. each one bankruptcy contains a definition of the , by means of its reason, general and irregular body structure, nursing care with cognizance to nursing diagnoses, interventions, drugs, and replacement remedies (where appropriate). wellbeing and fitness promoting, nutrients, and caliber of lifestyles concerns are integrated as a vital a part of any plan of deal with older adults.
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The extrinsic neural control of the gut is subdivided into the craniosacral parasympathetic outflow and the thoracolumbar sympathetic supply. I. motility. Extrinsic neuropathic processes include vagotomy, diabetes, amyloidosis, and a paraneoplastic syndrome usually associated with small-cell carcinoma of the lung. Extrinsic neural processes can also be affected by medications, such as alpha-adrenergic agonists and anticholinergics, which decrease or halt stomach contractions and mobility. Disturbances of smooth muscle, such as systemic sclerosis and amyloidosis, may result in significant disorders of gastric emptying.
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Conditions that promote or prevent normal development (life events, poor health, education) Health Deviation Self-Care Requisites a. 1 (continued) Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease b. c. 1 (continued) NURSING DIAGNOSIS AND PLAN OF CARE Approach the geriatric GERD patient armed with a comprehensive history and focused physical assessment. Some patient problems should be apparent from the assessment phase based on your knowledge of medical therapies and human response to illness. 3. Confirm that your patient meets the “defining characteristics” of each nursing diagnosis by using the assessment information.