The patient has come to the PACU following an ileostomy for the treatment of ulcerative colitis.The patient is conscious and has a nasogastric tube in place and a pouch over the stoma.What should be the nurse's initial action?
Dumping syndrome after a Billroth II procedure occurs when high-carbohydrate foods are ingested over a period of less than 20 minutes.What would the nurse suggest to reduce the risk of dumping syndrome?
The home health nurse evaluates a patient being treated for a peptic ulcer with Riopan (antacid)and famotidine (histamine receptor blocker).Which statement made by the patient indicates a need for further instruction?
A 56 -year-old man is admitted to the emergency room with an acute attack of diverticulitis.The patient has a temperature of 102°F,and has an elevated white count.Which assessment would alert the nurse to impending septic shock?
The home health nurse is caring for a patient who has frequent bouts of diverticulitis accompanied by increased flatulence,diarrhea,and nausea.Which of the following is the most appropriate suggestion to lessen these symptoms?
A patient who is being evaluated for episodes of hematemesis and dyspepsia tells the nurse that pain occurs when he eats,but pain does not waken him.The nurse recognizes a diagnostic sign of which condition?
A patient with a ruptured diverticulum in the descending colon has undergone a transverse loop colostomy.The patient is upset and says,"I didn't know it was going to be this awful.I hate this!" Which response made by the nurse would be most helpful?
The nurse caring for a patient with a peptic ulcer who has had a nasogastric tube inserted notes bright blood in the tube;the patient complains of pain and has become hypotensive.Which condition should the nurse recognize these as signs of?