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Nursing patients with nutritional and gastrointestinal problems

Edited by George Castledine and Ann Close

in Oxford Handbook of Adult Nursing

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199231355
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597987 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199231355.003.0008

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

 							Nursing patients with nutritional and gastrointestinal problems

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Nursing assessment of patients with GI disorders - Nursing problems for patients with GI disorders - GI tests and investigations - Disorders of the mouth - Oral care - Oesophageal and gastric conditions - Oesophageal and stomach cancer - Nursing care of patients having oesophageal and gastric surgery - Nursing care of patients with gastric problems - Constipation - Common bowel disorders - Nursing care of patients with common bowel disorders - Colorectal cancer - Nursing care of patients having bowel surgery - Stoma care - Perianal conditions - Nutritional assessment - Nutritional problems and nursing care - Obesity - Special GI diets - Artificial feeding - Nurse’s role in reducing the risks of artificial feeding . - Fluid and electrolyte balance - Nursing management of fluid balance - Health education for the prevention of GI disorders - Discharge and continuing care - Common drugs used for gastrointestinal disorders

Chapter.  15050 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Nursing Skills

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