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Primary function of GI tract:
Ingestion and propulsion of food
Appetite center is in the....
Digestion of food begins in the ....
Small intestines primary functions
digestion and ABSORPTION
the transfer of the end products of digestion across the intestinal wall to the circulation.
Where does absorption occur?
What's the large intestines job?
absorb water and electrolytes
form poop with the waste
Clean our blood of bacteria and toxins.
Helps with metabolic function, bile synthesis Stores glycogen and vitamins
How does the Pancrease help with digestion?
What am I assessing when I percuss the abdomen?
presence of fluid
If you have fluid of masses what will the percussion sound like?
Dull....short high pitched sound
severe constipation and you dont have gas and no stool is being expelled
Muslims wipe with their......hand?
Before you remove a fecal impaction ask pt....
if they have any cardiac dysrhythmias.
Bradycardia from stim of vagus nerve.
Monitor HR before and during procedure
Diarrhea is caused by...
viral, bacterial or parasitic factors
How do you get diarrhea?
Infectious organism alters secretion/absorption of the enterocytes of the small intestine without causing inflammation.
Absorption is impaired by destroying cells and producing inflammation in the colon.
Either way....absorption doesnt happen!!!
How does eating too much carbs cause diarrhea?
They are hard to digest, so you get osmotic diarrhea which promotes rapid transit and prevents absorption of fluid and electrolytes
involuntary passage of stool due to the sphincter and rectal floor muscles not working right.
Can be from child birth
Foods that stimulate GI motility
high sugar content
#1 food that causes illness