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Bowel ccc nurs210 exam5 finalexam
CCC nursing course 210 bowel function
What are the essential questions the nurse should ask re:the patient's bowel elimination?
When was your last BM?
How often do you normally have a bowel movement?
Has this illness affected your bowels?
What do you need to assess in a pt before using a contrast medium for any sort of procedure?
disease processes involving liver or kidney
What is acholic stool, and what is it an indication of?
grey, white, or clay-like stool.
liver or gall bladder disease
What is steatorrhic stool, and what is it an indication of?
pale (with fat and mucous)
malabsorption of fat
what is black or tarry stool an indication of?
blood high in GI tract
Iron ingestion problem
what is green or orange stool an indication of?
infection in intestines
green could be from food
what is ribbon shaped stool an indication of?
what care needs to be taken for a C diff stool sample?
it needs to be put on ice, and taken to the lab stat
How much stool is necessary for a liquid stool sample?
what is an O&P stool sample, and how quickly does it need to be gotten to the lab?
ovum and parasties
What precautions need to be done before a OB stool sample is obtained?
no red meat, vitamin C, some fruits and veg for 3 days before text
stop aspirin & NSAIDs 7 days before test
how much fiber do you need per day for healthy elimination patterns?
how long before you should contact a physician about constipation?
3 days without a BM (or individualized, depending on person's habits)
what is the purpose of a Harris flush?
to relieve gas pains
what should you avoid taking alongside dulcolax/bisacodyl?
alkali (milk, antacids)