pylori as well as the inflammation and ulcers that it causes. For endoscopy, the doctor inserts a flexible viewing tube (endoscope) through the mouth, down the esophagus, and into the stomach and duodenum. During endoscopy, small tissue samples (biopsies) from the stomach lining can be removed. A biopsy specimen is placed on a special slide containing urea (for example, CLO test slides). If the urea is broken down by H. pylori in the biopsy, there is a change in color around the biopsy on the slide.
2. Are there other signs and symptoms that you should observe for while A.G. is in your care? b. SBO: Diarrhea, constipation, and inability to pass gas or have a bowel movement. c. Complications: peritonitis (abdominal pain or tenderness; distention; fever; N/V; anorexia; diarrhea; decreased UOP; fatigue); signs of infection (temperature, inflammation, WBC count, etc.) 3.
uncontrollable, violent coughing which may last 6-10 wks *Clinical Manifestations: -1st Stage: mild URI, no-low grade fever, runny nose, water eyes and mild productive cough -2nd Stage: Cough changes, inspiration after each cough produces the typical whooping sound as pt tries to breath against an obstructed glottis. Vomiting may also occur w/coughing *Tx is abx to minimize symptoms and prevent spread of disease. Cough suppressants & antihistamines should not be used since they are ineffective & may induce coughing episodes. Check what ya know: (Answers at
Cirrhosis- Chronic, progressive disease that causes the formation of fibrous connective tissue that distorts the liver's normal lobular structure. These irregular lobular shapes results in an impeded blood flow (portal hypertension), poor cellular nutrition, and hypoxia (scar tissue doesn't allow for "normal" gas exchange). •Cirrhosis- As evident by decreased ALT, AST, positive wave test, and decrease in platelets. Increased ICP: Cerebral edema (volume increase of brain tissue, blood or CSF) caused by injury, stroke, hemorrhage tumor or CSF leakage. •Increased ICP- As evident by Cushing's Triad, non-reactive/sluggish pupils,and the patient's fall.
(for example physician, case management, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, dietary, etc) What information should the nurse provide? The physician will order testing such as blood test and urinalysis to determine presence of infection and what type of bacteria is present. The physician may prescribe medication or bladder irrigation to treat the infection. The nurse will administer the medication and explain the medications: how pt should take when to take and what pt should be aware of as far as side effects and anything that should be
3. List nursing priorities for monitoring & management of the patient with severe sepsis. 4. List the goals of therapy and priority interventions for severe sepsis & septic shock. Definitions •Colonization •Contamination •Infection •Bacteremia/Fungemia/Viremia •SIRS: •Sepsis •Severe Sepsis •Septic Shock •MODS: multiple organ dysfunction syndrome systemic inflammatory response syndrome Sepsis Sepsis: systemic inflammatory
3) Describe the common adverse reactions to medication, how each can be recognised and the appropriate action(s) required. Common adverse reactions are diarrhoea, skin rashes, sickness, facial swelling, blistering of the skin and wheezing. These can all be recognised by reading the side effects on medication packets or contacting a pharmacist. The appropriate action to take if a person supported is having an adverse reaction is to contact doctors/hospital so they can be treated appropriately. 4) Explain the different routes of medicine administration.
Chlamydia is currently one of the most common sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) caused by bacteria in the United States and continues to spread rapidly. The disease can be transmitted through oral, vaginal, or anal sex and, despite the common misconception, it can be spread without an ejaculation. Symptoms include painful urination, a clear or cloudy discharge from the penis or vagina, burning or itching around the groin, bleeding between menstrual periods, painful periods, and even infertility (WebMD). However, the most dangerous characteristic of the drug is that it can often go unnoticed or undetected and if there are symptoms, they may not present themselves until around three days later, furthering the spread of the disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "it is estimated that 1 in 15 sexually active females aged 14-19 years has chlamydia."
Genital herpes causes painful genital ulcers in many adults that can be severe and persistent in persons with suppressed immune systems, such as HIV-infected persons. Both HSV-1 and HSV-2 can also cause rare but serious complications such as blindness, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), and aseptic meningitis (inflammation of the linings of the brain). Development of extragenital lesions in the buttocks, groin, thigh, finger, and eye may occur during the course of infection. 8 Some persons who contract genital herpes have concerns about how it will impact their overall health, sex life, and relationships. There can be can be considerable embarrassment, shame, and stigma associated with a herpes diagnosis and this can substantially interfere with a patient’s relationships.
Immune system suppressor drugs such as 6-mercaptopurine is use by blocking the immune reaction that contributes to inflammation. Infiximab (Remicade) is a drug that is use to block the body’s inflammation response to treat moderate to severe Crohn’s disease that does not respond to standard treatment. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial overgrowth in the small intestine caused by stricture, fistulas. Anti-diarrheal and fluid replacements drugs are also used. People with Crohn’s disease often experience a decrease in appetite, which can affect their ability to receive the daily