Quantcast Stool Exam - Nursing Care Gastrointestinal and Urinary Systems

Share on Google+Share on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on TwitterShare on DiggShare on Stumble Upon
Custom Search
 
  
 
1-22. STOOL EXAM
a. General. Stool samples can be examined on the ward and in the laboratory
to determine the presence of substances that aid in diagnosis. For example:
(1)  On the ward, nursing personnel can determine the color, consistency,
and amount of stool. The presence of unseen blood (occult) can be determined with a
simple test.
(2)  In the laboratory, tests can be performed to determine the presence of
fat, urobilinogen, ova, parasites, bacteria, and other substances.
b. Nursing Implications.
(1)  Nursing personnel should consider the following information when
assessing and documenting information related to a patient's bowel movements.
(a) Small, dry, hard stools may indicate constipation or fecal impaction.
(b) Diarrhea may indicate fecal impaction or fecal mass, or it may be
the result of a disease process (such as colitis or diverticulitis) or a bacterial infection
(such as dysentery).
(2)  Nursing personnel should consider the patient's diet when assessing
and documenting the character of a patient's stool.
(a) Black, tarry stools may be the result of upper GI bleeding, iron
supplements, or diet selection (eating black licorice, for example).
(b) Reddish colored stools may be the result of bleeding in the lower GI
tract or diet selection (eating carrots or beets, for example).
1-23. ENDOSCOPY
a. General. Endoscopy is a visual examination of the interior through the use of
special instruments called endoscopes. In relation to the digestive system, the term
endoscopy is used to describe visual examination of the inside of the GI tract. There
are many different types of endoscopes, each designed for a specific use. Generally,
the scope consists of a hollow tube with a lighted lens system that permits
multi-directional viewing. The scope has a power source and accessories that permit
both biopsy and suction.
b. Pre-Procedural Nursing Implications.
(1)  Endoscopic procedures are invasive, and therefore require a formal,
signed consent form.
MD0918
1-20



Medical News
CardioBuzz: Is India Ready for Big Data?
(MedPage Today) -- ACC quality improvement registry program feasible there,...
medpagetoday.com
Sildenafil May Help Heal Scleroderma Ulcers (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The primary study endpoint was not met,...
medpagetoday.com
Internal Medicine/ACP Serve as Medicine's Conscience
(MedPage Today) -- The ACP's Bob Doherty speaks about the...
medpagetoday.com
Nepal Slideshow: Heliclinics in the Hills
(MedPage Today) -- Presentation depicts aid workers from Doctors Without...
medpagetoday.com
Docs 'Missing the Mark' on Shared Medical Decisions
(MedPage Today) -- Nearly 90% of patients prefer to make...
medpagetoday.com
MSF fighting cholera outbreak in Tanzania refugee camps
Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF, Doctors Without Borders) said...
medicalxpress.com
New survey shows 36-percent increase in pediatric patients treated with proton therapy
Results from a new nationwide survey announced today indicate a...
medicalxpress.com
Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in heart failure
Cognitive impairment predicts worse outcome in elderly heart failure patients,...
medicalxpress.com
5 Things Atul Gawande Learned on Returning to McAllen, Texas
(MedPage Today) -- The writer for the New Yorker was...
medpagetoday.com
PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include chest pain in...
medpagetoday.com
D.C. Week: House Committee Advances 21st Century Cures Bill
(MedPage Today) -- House Committee approves bill to speed drug...
medpagetoday.com
Video Games and Alzheimer's: That's Improbable!
(MedPage Today) -- How to think about poo, the health...
medpagetoday.com
Bacteria blamed in indigenous Mexican baby deaths
Bacteria—and not a contaminated vaccine as initially suspected—were to blame...
medicalxpress.com
Report: German woman, 65, gives birth to quadruplets
German media report that a 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has...
medicalxpress.com
Depression associated with five-fold increased mortality risk in heart failure patients
Moderate to severe depression is associated with a 5-fold increased...
medicalxpress.com
Good Stress, How Old Is Your Job: Healthcare Career Insights
(MedPage Today) -- Must-reads about the latest news and trends...
medpagetoday.com
Renal Denervation: Back to Square One
(MedPage Today) -- Before retrying phase III, studies will have...
medpagetoday.com
At Big Data in Biomedicine, Stanford’s Lloyd Minor focuses on precision health
In the next decade, Stanford Medicine will lead the biomedical...
scopeblog.stanford.edu
Many Parts to Solving Opioid Addiction Problem, Congress Told
(MedPage Today) -- Better interstate data exchange needed, according to...
medpagetoday.com
Cohen's Brain Bits: Your Brain on Nuts
(MedPage Today) -- New studies show the impact of diet...
medpagetoday.com
 


Privacy Statement - Copyright Information. - Contact Us

comments powered by Disqus

Integrated Publishing, Inc.
9438 US Hwy 19N #311 Port Richey, FL 34668

Phone For Parts Inquiries: (727) 755-3260
Google +