Chapter

Gastrointestinal system

Louise Stayt

Edited by Jacqueline Randle and Frank Coffey

in Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills in Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199211043
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597949 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199211043.003.0012

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Gastrointestinal system

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History-taking - Examining the mouth - Examining the abdomen – inspection - Abdominal palpation - Abdominal auscultation - Examining the rectum and anus - Nausea and vomiting – assessment of vomitus - Management of nausea and vomiting - Stool assessment - Nutritional screening and assessment - Feeding patients - Mouth care - Enteral feeding - Care of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tubes - Care of jejunostomy feeding tubes - Fine-bore nasogastric feeding tubes - Checking the fine-bore nasogastric tube position by X-ray - Checking nasogastric tube position via gastric aspirate - Checking nasogastric tube position by visually recognizable gastric contents - Insertion of a nasogastric drainage tube - Parenteral feeding - Insertion of subcutaneous cannula - Stoma care - Management of constipation - Administration of suppositories - Administration of enemas - Manual removal of faeces

Chapter.  9971 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Skills

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