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Unformatted text preview: include absence or stenosis of the anal rectal canal, presence of an anal membrane, and an external fistula to
Gastroschisis occurs when the bowel herniates through a defect in the abdominal wall to the right of the
umbilical cord. There is no membrane covering the exposed bowel. Surgical repair will be done as soon as possible because of
the risk of infection in the unprotected bowel. Therefore, the highest risk immediately after delivery would be infection. Risk for
impaired parenting and risk for disorganized infant behavior are possible later nursing problems, but they would not have
priority. Risk for impaired urinary elimination is unlikely because the gastrointestinal tract is affected, not the genitourinary
116. Appendectomy In the preoperative period, enemas or laxatives should not be administered. Additionally, heat is not applied to
the abdomen. Any of these interventions can cause rupture of the appendix and resultant peritonitis. IV fluids would be star...
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