Explain the need for clear liquids 1 – 3 days prior to procedure.
Reinforce NPO status 8 hours prior to procedure.
Administer laxatives 1 – 3 days prior to procedure.
Administer an enema the night before the procedure.
A client with gastrointestinal obstruction
A client with severe anorexia nervosa
A client with chronic diarrhea and vomiting
A client with a fractured femur
Burning sensation 2 hours after eating
Board-like abdomen with shoulder pain
Obesity for approximately 5 years
History of counseling for body dysmorphic disorder
Failure to reduce weight with other forms of therapy
Body weight 100% above the ideal for age, gender and height
Share successful strategies for weight reduction.
Encourage the client to express concerns about lifestyle modification.
Remind the client not to lie down for 2 – 3 hours after eating.
Explain the rationale for small frequent meals.