Chronic low self-esteem
Upper GI series
Hemoglobin (Hb) levels and hematocrit (HCT)
“You may have eaten contaminated restaurant food.”
“You could have gotten it by using I.V. drugs.”
“You must have received an infected blood transfusion.”
“You probably got it by engaging in unprotected sex.”
Obstruction of the appendix may increase venous drainage and cause the appendix to rupture.
Obstruction of the appendix reduces arterial flow. leading to ischemia. inflammation. and rupture of the appendix.
The appendix may develop gangrene and rupture. especially in a middle-aged client.
Infection of the appendix diminishes necrotic arterial blood flow and increases venous drainage.
Whole blood and albumin.
Platelets and packed red blood cells.
Fresh frozen plasma and whole blood.
Cryoprecipitate and fresh frozen plasma.
“Lie down after meals to promote digestion.”
“Avoid coffee and alcoholic beverages.”
“Take antacids with meals.”
“Limit fluid intake with meals.”
Administering pain medication
Obtaining a blood sample for laboratory studies
Preparing to insert a nasogastric (NG) tube
Administering I.V. fluids
Constipation alternating with diarrhea
Stools constantly oozing from the rectum
Notify the physician
Reposition the tube
Irrigate the tube
Increase the suction level
Elevated blood urea nitrogen (BUN)
Elevated serum lipase
Elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST)
Increased lactate dehydrogenase (LD)