GI

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Anonymous
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192824
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GI
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2013-01-14 18:20:50
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NCLEX
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  1. def of ulcerative colitis
    edema and inflammation of the rectum that may progress to entire colon
  2. def of Crohn's disease (4 parts)
    inflammation and ulceration of GI tract

    can involve entire tract (mouth to anus)

    sporadic lesions

    all layers of bowel involved
  3. nursing care for ulcerative colitis and Crohns diseaseĀ  (4)
    foods high in protien and calories, low in fiber

    avoid caffeine and alcohol

    advise for small frequent meals

    monitor electrolytes (esp. K r/t diahrrea) and dehydration
  4. what is the purpose of best rest for a patient with ulcerative colitis?
    reduce the hypermotility in the gut -- promotes reduced intestinal peristalsis

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