Archive for the 'Gastrointestinal Motility' Category

Nursing diagnosis – RISK FOR DYSFUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY

ShareRISK  FOR  DYSFUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL  MOTILITY DEFINITION Risk for increased, decreased, ineffective, or lack of peristaltic activity within the gastrointestinal system RISK FACTORS • Abdominal surgery • Gastroesophageal reflux • Diabetes disease (GERD) • Prematurity • Unsanitary food preparation • Decreased gastrointestinal • Anxiety circulation • Lifestyle • Pharmaceutical agents (e.g., • Immobility narcotics, antibiotics, proton [...]

Nursing diagnosis – DYSFUNCTIONAL GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY

ShareDYSFUNCTIONAL  GASTROINTESTINAL MOTILITY DEFINITION Increased, decreased, ineffective, or lack of peristaltic activity within the gastrointestinal system DEFINING CHARACTERISTICS • Nausea • Abdominal pain • Vomiting • Absence of flatus • Abdominal distension • Hard, dry stool • Change in bowel sounds • Difficulty passing stool (e.g., absent, hypoactive, hyperactive) • Diarrhea • Abdominal cramping • [...]