The Child with Gastrointestinal Dysfunction. Chapter 25 Christine Limann Dyer, RN, MSN, CPN. Gastrointestinal System . Upper portion is responsible for nutrient intake (ingestion) Includes: Mouth Esophagus Stomach. Digestion. Required to convert nutrients into usable energy
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Christine Limann Dyer, RN, MSN, CPN
- adding cereals, fruits and vegetables may help
(after 4 months)
History of bowel patterns, medications, diet
Educate parents and child
Dietary modifications (age appropriate)
2 week old Joey is brought into the clinic by his mom because he hasn’t had a bowel movement in two days. He is not eating and has abdominal distention. She states that he didn’t pass meconium until the day after his birth.
1. Describe the structural anomaly associated with Hirshbrung’s disease.
2. How is Hirshbrung’s diagnosed?
3. List 2 actual NANDA and 1 risk
4. If Joey is diagnosed with Hirsbrung’s Disease, what is the likely surgical intervention?
5. What are possible complications for an older child?