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A lower-fat diet may be tolerated better for several weeks Do not return to work or normal activities for three weeks Bile-colored drainage probably will drain from the incision Keep the bandages on and the puncture site dry until it heals A lower-fat diet may be tolerated better for several weeks Although the usual diet can be resumed, a low-fat diet usually is better tolerated for several weeks following surgery. Normal activities can be resumed gradually as the patient tolerates. Bile-colored drainage or pus, redness, swelling, severe pain, and fever may all indicate infection. The bandage may be removed the day after surgery and the patient can shower. 33. The nurse expects what physical finding in a patient with cholecystitis? Spider angioma Flapping tremors Abdominal rigidity Grey Turner's sign Abdominal rigidity Physical findings in patients with cholecystitis are abdominal rigidity and tenderness in the right upper quadrant. A spider angioma is a manifestation of liver cirrhosis wherein the patient has a small, dilated blood vessel with a red center and branching of the blood vessel. Flapping tremors are seen in patients with hepatic encephalopathy, which is characterized by rapid flexion and extension movements when asked to stretch the hand. Grey Turner's sign is a manifestation of acute pancreatitis characterized by bluish discoloration of the flanks. 34. A patient with cholecystitis receives a prescription for cholestyramine in powdered form. The nurse should provide the patient with what medication instruction? Avoid taking the medication with fruit juice. Avoid mixing the medication with water. Take the medication directly from the container. Mix the medication with four to six ounces of milk. Mix the medication with four to six ounces of milk. Cholestyramine is an antihistamine that effectively treats pruritus. The powdered form of cholestyramine should be mixed with four to six ounces of milk to ensure adequate absorption. Cholestyramine can be taken along with fruit juices and water. The powdered form of cholestyramine medication should be taken by mixing with milk or juice, not directly from the container.
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35. Which condition is associated with the formation of stones in the gallbladder? Biliary colic Cholangitis Cholecystitis Cholelithiasis Cholelithiasis Cholelithiasis is the formation of stones in the gallbladder. The pain associated with cholelithiasis is called biliary colic. Cholangitis is inflammation of bile ducts. Inflammation of the gallbladder is called cholecystitis. 36. The nurse provides education to a patient about postoperative care after an open cholecystectomy. Which statement made by the patient indicates the need for further teaching? "I should consume a low-fat diet." "I am permitted to engage in sexual intercourse." "I am permitted to resume weightlifting." "It is important to perform deep breathing exercises." "I am permitted to resume weightlifting." Patients who have undergone open cholecystectomy should not lift heavy weights for up to four to six weeks after surgery. An open cholecystectomy is not associated with dietary
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  • Summer '18
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  • Hepatology, Hepatitis C, chronic hepatitis

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