Assist the patient with oral hygiene.
Observe the patient’s response to feedings
Facilitate expression of grief or anxiety.
Initiate daily weights.
Diarrhea/Constipation related to altered bowel patterns
Knowledge Deficit related to disease process and diagnostic procedure
Risk for Fluid Volume Deficit related to rectal bleeding and diarrhea
Anxiety related to unknown outcomes and perceive threat to body integrity
An elderly black male with a history of smoking and alcohol use
A young, white obese female with no known health issues
A young black male with juvenile onset diabetes
An elderly white female with a history of pancreatitis
A patient with severe anemia secondary to GI bleeding
A patient who needs enemas and antibiotics to control GI bacteria
A patient who needs pre-op teaching for bowel resection surgery
A patient who needs central line insertion for chemotherapy