Gastrointestinal Lecture Notes
Sliding hiatal hernias are those in which the gastro-esophageal junction and part of the stomach
slides into the chest. This junction can stay permanently in the chest, or just slide into the chest
Begins 30s, peak 5060
women > incidence
Articular surface of
An autoimmune attack on peripheral nerve myelin. Myelin sheaths protects
nerves and improves the speed of nerve transmission.
Causes rapid demyelination of peripheral nerves and some cranial nerves.
Destruction of myelin is painf
1. A client who is found unresponsive has arterial blood gasses drawn and the results indicate the
following: pH is 7.12, PaCO2 is 55 mm hg, and the HCO3 is 22 mEq/L. The nurse interprets the
results as indicating which condition?
Study Guide Fundamentals Test #2
1. Describe the inflammatory process.
Starts within minutes of injury and lasts 3 days. Serves to neutralize pathogens and repair body cells. The cellular
response of the body to injury, infection, or irritation is termed
Gastro intestinal practice questions
1. In preparing a client for a colonoscopy procedure, which task is most suitable to
delegate to the nursing assistant?
a. Explain the need for clear liquids 1 3 days prior to procedure.
b. Reinforce NPO status 8 hours
Spinal Cord Injuries
Complete lesion (Transection): severing the SC patient will be paralyzed (loss of
sensation/voluntary motor control) below injury2
o Quadriplegia: 4 extremities & trunk
o Paraplegia: lower body/extremities
o The higher the injury the