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SOUTHWEST TEXAS JUNIOR COLLEGE ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE IN NURSING RNSG 1161 Clinical I CONCEPT-BASED CLINICAL ACTIVITY: ELIMINATION (BOWEL) Patient selection for this activity will be directed by your clinical faculty during the pre-conference. LEVEL I Identification of specific data related to the concept of elimination (bowel) obtained from the patient record (admission assessment, physician history & physical). Information obtained in the patient record will be linked to classroom and textbook resources. 1. Discuss the concept elimination (bowel) and the components of normal gastrointestinal elimination. Elimination of wastes and undigested food, as feces, from the rectum. The range of normal is from several movements a day to several movements a week. 2. What factors found in the patient record relate to the antecedents for the concept elimination (bowel)? Under the chronic antecedents for the patient Bowel dysfunction was present. The patient was admitted at the hospital on 10/09/2017 with abnormal sounds. The patient had a history of C. Difficile- Positive, and on his medications Docusate (Colace) a stool softener was administered 3. How does the alteration of gastrointestinal function relate to the admission diagnosis? The alteration to the GI had no relation to the admission diagnosis. The patient was admitted for Chronic Osteomyelitis. However, the lack of movement related to the diagnosis could affect GI function. 4. What the nature of the elimination presented in the patient record? (Diarrhea, constipation, abdominal cramping, pain on evacuation, etc.) Constipation. The patient was at the hospital because of an infection on the bones of the left foot. The lack of activity was followed by constipation.
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