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The nurse is conducting discharge teaching for a patient with metastatic lung cancer who was admitted with a bowel impaction. Which instructions would be most helpful to prevent further episodes of constipation? Maintain a high intake of fluid and fiber in the diet Eat several small meals per day to maintain bowel motility Reduce intake of medications causing constipation Sit upright during meals to increase bowel motility by gravity
A patient is scheduled to receive "Colace 100 mg PO." The patient asks to take the medication in liquid form, and the nurse obtains an order for the interchange. Available is a syrup that contains 150 mg/15 mL. Calculate how many milliliters the nurse should administer. _______________ mL 10 Following bowel resection, a patient has a nasogastric (NG) tube to suction, but complains of nausea and abdominal distention. The nurse irrigates the tube as necessary as ordered, but the irrigating fluid does not return. What should be the priorityaction by the nurse? When teaching the patient about the diet for diverticular disease, which foods should the nurse recommend? The wound, ostomy, and continence (WOC) nurse selects the site where the ostomy will be placed. What should be included in the consideration for the site? The ostomy will need to be irrigated so the area should not be tender Outside the rectus muscle area is the best site When evaluating the patient's understanding about the care of the ileostomy, what statement by the patient indicates the patient needs more teaching?
The nurse is caring for a 68-year-old patient admitted with abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. The patient has an abdominal mass, and a bowel obstruction is suspected. The nurse auscultating the abdomen listens for which type of bowel sounds that are consistent with the patient's clinical picture?