Digestive Tract: Let’s Get to the Bottom of it. By: Diana Blum RN MSN Metropolitan Community College. Primary Role. Extract molecules essential for cellular function from fluids and food. Ingestion, Digestion, Absorption, Elimination.
By: Diana Blum RN MSN
Metropolitan Community College
Deliver nutrients directly into bloodstream via central line
Use sterile technique for dressings and care
Monitor flow rate
Monitor blood glucose
Same as TPN except goes through peripheral linefeedings
Practice feeding classmate a simple meal then reverse.
The person being fed can not speak but understands what is being said
1.How did it feel to be fed?
2. What steps did you use?
3. How did the feeder feed?
4. What did you learn?
Treatment: soft bland diet, antiviral agents, antibiotics
Usually tx outpt
Look at pt symptoms
Onset of symptoms, meds, radiation, habits, diet, ETOH use, and smoking
Describe pain (location, onset, precipitating factors)
Gentle oral hygiene
Use soft bristle tooth brush
Instruct to take meds as prescribed (swish and spit, or swish and swallow)
Teach flossing techniquesCare and intervention
Assess pain and soreness
Assess diet and examinations
Examine mouth care practices
Gentle mouth care several times a day
Teach client proper technique
Page 752Care and Intervention
Assess sun exposure, smoking habits, ETOH use, fam hx of oral ca,
Dry mouth is issue
Special rinses see pg 753
Suction if ordered
Stay on top of pain
Soft or liquid diet
Use communication board to talk with pt
BE A GOOD LISTENER
Monitor for infection
If graft: monitor color and tempCare and Intervention