Homework bowel_Chapter_37 - Homework Bowel Elimination True\/False 1 The Valsalva maneuver may be contraindicated in people with cardiovascular problems

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Homework Bowel Elimination True/False 1 The Valsalva maneuver may be contraindicated in people with cardiovascular problems because it increases blood flow to the atria and ventricles, temporarily increasing cardiac output. – true (pg 1348) 2 A nurse understands that hyperactive bowel sounds may indicate peritonitis or a paralytic ileus. – false, ileus is when the bowel has the inability to contract and properly move waste out of the body 3 The most common symptom of pinworm infection is perianal itching because adult pinworms migrate to the anal area during the night to deposit eggs. – true 4 Chronic diarrhea typically lasts for more than 3 to 4 weeks. – False, typically lasts more than four weeks. 5 An ileostomy allows liquid fecal content from the ileum of the small intestine to be eliminated through a stoma. True (pg1371)
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Unformatted text preview: Fill-in-the-Blank 1 Contractions of the circular and longitudinal muscles of the intestine, known as peristalsis , occur every 3 to 12 minutes, moving waste products along the length of the intestine continuously. (pg1347) 2 Direct manipulation of the bowel during abdominal surgery inhibits peristalsis, causing a condition termed paralytic ileus or postoperative ileus. (pg1352) 3 Blood that is hidden in a stool specimen or cannot be seen on gross examination is known as occult blood, which can be detected with screening tests. (pg1355) 4 Cathartics and laxatives are drugs that induce emptying of the intestinal tract. (pg1351) 5 A patient should be instructed to retain the oil from an oil-retention enema for at least thirty minutes for best cleansing results. (pg1365)...
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  • Fall '15
  • Rothwell
  • Gastroenterology, Digestive System, Ulcerative colitis, paralytic ileus

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