Increase the I.V. infusion rate.
Use diversion activities.
Provide frequent mouth care.
Give ice chips every 15 minutes.
He has fresh. active upper GI bleeding.
He needs immediate saline gastric lavage.
His gastric bleeding occurred 2 hours earlier.
He needs a transfusion of packed RBC’s.
“If there is any drainage. notify the surgeon immediately.”
“The drainage will decrease daily until the bile duct heals.”
“First. the drainage is dark green; then it becomes dark yellow.”
“If the drainage stops. milk the tube toward the puncture wound.”
Calcium carbonate (Tums)
Janice. a 45 y.o. with a 25-year history of ulcerative colitis
George. a 50 y.o. whose father died of colon cancer
Herman. a 60 y.o. who follows a low-fat. high-fiber diet
Sissy. a 72 y.o. with a history of breast cancer
Ask the patient what happened. call the doctor. and cover the area with a water-soaked bedsheet.
Obtain vital signs. call the doctor. and obtain emergency orders.
Have a CAN hold the wound together while you obtain vital signs. call the doctor and flex the patient’s knees.
Have the doctor called while you remain with the patient. flex the patient’s knees. and cover the wound with sterile towels soaked in sterile saline solution.