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Abdominal Pain

of the patient with acute abdominal pain Karen DeLawder Chamberlain College of Nursing NR305: Health Assessment Spring 2011 Assessment of the patient with acute abdominal pain Introduction Assessment of the patient with acute abdominal pain is an article published in the Nursing Standard Journal in the June 2006 issue, written by Elaine Cole, Antonia Lynch, and Helen Cugnoni. This article gives an in depth look at common diagnosis associated with abdominal pain. With each diagnosis the...

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Appendicitis: Inflammation and Single Abdominal Incision

inflamed and filled with pus. Appendicitis is a condition, that once found requires immediate surgery. If this is not treated quickly, your appendix will eventually burst, spilling poisonous material into your abdominal cavity. A condition called peritonitis, a serious swelling of your abdominal cavity's lining due to the poisonous material which was spread will be fatal unless treated promptly with very strong antibiotics. Another form of appendicitis, which is called an “abscessed appendix” is where...

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that for the past few days he had had anorexia and epigastric pain, which was worse if he tried to eat. An NG tube was placed and drained a small amount of bright red blood, as well as some coffee-ground material. Hemoccult test showed dark, tarry stool and positive for occult blood. The patient is a 21 year old male who presented with a history of sudden onset of abdominal pain, first generalized, and then localizing to the RLQ. The pain was accompanied with anorexia and nausea. It has become increasingly...

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9 Regions Of Abdomen

9 Regions of Abdomen The abdomen has three layers – skin, superficial fascia and muscle. The abdomen houses important organs in the body. It is an essential area of study for doctors when they are assessing pain and illness in patients. The body of the abdomen when viewed from a frontal view is divided into nine imaginary planes, in both vertical and horizontal directions. The nine regions of the abdomen can help determine specific ailments and are of clinical importance. This article will explain...

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Assessment of Patient with Acute Abdomen

acute abdominal pain Calister Dike Chamberlain College of Nursing NR 305 Health Assessments Susan Patterson Summer B Session Introduction Assessment of the patient with acute abdominal pain is an...

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Pancreatitis: Pancreas and Gastrointestinal Inflammatory Agents

inflammatory process will generally remain localized in the pancreas. According to Vege (2010), symptoms of acute pancreatitis mainly consist of severe upper abdominal pain and increased blood levels of pancreatic digestive enzymes. The pain may be localized to the upper left and/or right quadrant of the abdomen, or the mid-epigastrium. Pain can range from mild to severe, may be steady or infrequent, and it can localize in the pancreas or radiate to other organs and parts of the body, such as the...

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Reflective Nursing Case Study

reflection to write a personal account of an abdominal examination carried out in general practice under the supervision of my mentor, utilising the skills taught during the module thus far. What happened During morning routine sick parade I was presented with a 21 year old male soldier experiencing severe acute, non specific, abdominal pain. Under the supervision of the medical officer (MO) I proceeded to carry out a full assessment and abdominal examination, using Byrne and Long’s (1976) model...

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Health Test Notes

of joint cartilage and the underlying bone, most common from middle age onward. It causes pain and stiffness, especially in the hip, knee, and thumb joints. Lithotripsy- a treatment, typically using ultrasound shock waves, by which a kidney stone or other calculus is broken into small particles that can be passed out by the body. Fibromyalgia- a chronic disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and tenderness in localized areas. Hiatal (HERNIA?)- Hiatal hernia is a condition...

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Nursing Care Plan

Family supportObjective:Subjective: | Lung Cancer:Right Lower Lobe Resection:Chest Tube:Chylothorax: | | Pt. will state that he is passing flatus by the end of the shift.Pt will no longer complain of nausea and vomiting by the next day.Pt will state pain is 0-1/10 in abdomen by the end of the shift. Pt will progress from NPO to clear fluids to soft foods by the end of the week. Pt will continue to ambulate as much as possible. | PLANNING | IMPLEMENTATION | EVALUATION | InterventionsSuggested...

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becomes infected. An inflamed appendix will likely burst if not removed. Bursting spreads infection throughout the abdomen. Anyone can get appendicitis, but it is more common among the ages 10 to 30 years olds. The main symptom of appendicitis is abdominal pain. Begins near the belly button and then moves lower and to the right of the stomach, gets worse when moving around, taking deep breaths, coughing, or sneezing, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. Typically, appendicitis is treated by removing...

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