Diarrhea Classification

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jheneale
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Diarrhea Classification
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2010-04-18 18:29:45
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  1. Diarrhea General Highlights (3)
    • 1. Diarrhea can be Acute or Chronic
    • 2. Can be viral or bacterial, reaction to meds, change in diet
    • 3. Chronic diarrhea is >3-4 weeks (surgery, laxatives abuse, alcohol)
  2. NURSING FOCUS TO TREAT DIARRHEA
    • 1. TREAT SYMPTOMS
    • 2. ELIMINATE CAUSE
    • 3. REPLACE FLUIDS
  3. Effects on the GI smooth muscle
    (Drug Side effects on GI) (4)
    • 1. Can be addictive
    • 2. Cause lightheadiness
    • 3. Stopped as soon as diarreha diminishes
    • 4. Imodium must be stopped within 48hrs if no improvement
  4. Absorbent
    (Drug S.E) (2)
    • 1. Can interfere w/ some medications
    • 2. Can interfere w/ absorption of nurtients
  5. Anti-Secretory/ Anti-Microbial
    (Drug S.E) (2)
    • 1. Contains Salycilates (Asprin)
    • 2. Can decrease the absorption of some nutrients

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