health care exam.docx - GI\/GU factors that afftect nutritional status eyes-noe-teeth-saliva-tongue-sensation-digestionmuscles-state of mind thirst

health care exam.docx - GI/GU factors that afftect...

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GI/GU - factors that afftect nutritional status- eyes-noe-teeth-saliva-tongue-sensation-digestion- muscles-state of mind- thirst. Assisting with meal time - choice-individuality-independence. Steps to assisting with meal time - handwashing, the physical setting, positioning, the meal, handwashing, reporting . Difficulties with lower intestine- constipation- food, dehydration, lack of movement. Diarrhea - food sensitivity, allergies, medications. Managing bowel movements- documentation, assessment, bowel routines, enemas, suppositories, oral medications. GU- stool is the intestines waste disposal system, urine is the bloods waste system, the kidneys have many roles- fluid balance, waste separation, electrolyte balancing. Urinary tract infections - higher in woman, shorter urethra. Bladder infection is left untreated- kidney infection- blood infection (sepsis) Purpose of hygiene - pain relief, comfort, refreshing, skin condition. Special considerations- bariatric, elderly, decreased sensation- diabetes, MS, paralysis, nerve damage, circulation impairment (burns, strokes) Hyper- sensation in autism. Follow client’s routine, but be flexible if client wants to change routine. Visual schedules, PECS, House rules, social stories and social lectures. Oral Care
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