The client complains of a sore throat
The client has a temperature of 100*F
The client appears drowsy following the procedure
The client complains of epigastric pain
The client experiences hematemesis
Ineffective coping related to fear of diagnosis of chronic illness
Deficient knowledge related to unfamiliarity with significant signs and symptoms
Constipation related to decreased gastric motility
Imbalanced nutrition: Less than body requirements due to gastric bleeding
Imbalanced Nutrition: Less than Body Requirements related to anorexia.
Disturbed Sleep Pattern related to epigastric pain
Ineffective Coping related to exacerbation of duodenal ulcer
Activity Intolerance related to abdominal pain
Administering an antacid hourly until nausea subsides.
Monitoring the client’s vital signs
Notifying the physician of the client’s symptoms
Initiating oxygen therapy
Reassessing the client on an hour
When pain occurs
The client has not been including enough fiber in his diet
The client needs to increase his daily exercise
The client is experiencing a side effect of the aluminum hydroxide.
The client has developed a gastrointestinal obstruction.
“I should take my antacid before I take my other medications.”
“I need to decrease my intake of fluids so that I don’t dilute the effects of my antacid.”
“My antacid will be most effective if I take it whenever I experience stomach pains.”
“It is best for me to take my antacid 1 to 3 hours after meals.”
Propranolol hydrochloride (Inderal)
Notify the physician
Document the findings
Irrigate the T-tube
Clamp the T-tube