Gastrointestinal

Peritonitis Nursing Diagnosis Interventions and Care Plans

Peritonitis

Peritonitis Nursing Diagnosis NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide for Peritonitis Peritonitis is a medical condition wherein the abdominal wall lining or membrane called the peritoneum becomes inflamed, typically due to an infection. The causative agent of this abdominal infection can be either bacteria or fungi. Peritonitis can be …

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Peptic Ulcer Disease PUD Nursing Diagnosis Interventions and Care Plans

Peptic Ulcer Disease

Peptic Ulcer Disease Nursing Diagnosis NCLEX Review Care Plans Nursing Study Guide: Peptic Ulcer Disease Peptic Ulcer Disease is a medical condition that involves the formation of open sores or ulcers on the stomach’s lining and/or the upper part of the small intestine (duodenum). Most patients with peptic ulcer disease …

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GERD Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease Nursing Diagnosis Interventions and Care Plans

GERD Gastroesphageal Reflux Disease Nursing Diagnosis Care Plan NCLEX Review Nursing Study Guide: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a medical condition that involves the stomach acid’s tendency to flow back into the esophagus, the tube that connects the mouth and the stomach. Also known as acid …

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Hepatitis -Pathophysiology, Podcast, and Nursing Care Plan

hepatitis

Hepatitis Hepatitis is caused by viruses, exposure to certain medications, alcohol/substance abuse, and even bacteria that attack the liver.  Acute hepatitis lasts less than 6 months. Chronic hepatitis can eventually cause cirrhosis, liver cancer, and liver failure. The most common types of hepatitis are hepatitis A, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, …

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Crohn’s Disease Pathophysiology, Podcast, & Nursing Care Plan

intestines

Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s Disease is classified as an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The inflammation caused by Crohn’s disease can cause the patient to have abdominal pain, malnutrition, weight loss, severe diarrhea and even fatigue. Crohn’s can lead to scarring, abscesses, fistulas, and ulcerations in the intestine. It is also characterized …

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