Ch 18: Gastrointestinal Nursing Actions

About This Chapter

Get reacquainted with a variety of gastrointestinal nursing actions using this chapter's engaging lessons, mini quizzes and practice exam. These study resources are accessible 24/7 in a fun online setting to make preparing for an upcoming test simple and effective.

Gastrointestinal Nursing Actions - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter can help you quickly and easily boost your knowledge of various gastrointestinal nursing actions. Explore lessons developed by top instructors to better understand an endoscopy, enteral nutrition, TPN therapy and much more. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:

  • List types and complications of feeding tubes
  • Discuss nursing actions and protocols for different gastrointestinal procedures
  • Explain how to manage adult patients who require gastrointestinal monitoring devices
  • Describe the indications and patient management of gastrointestinal drains
  • Define and discuss the guidelines for peripheral parenteral nutrition
  • Share nursing actions and interventions to address barriers to fluid and nutritional adequacy

This chapter offers the flexibility you need to study gastrointestinal nursing actions your way. Access any lessons you desire, and feel free to navigate them in your sequence of choice. If you want to check your knowledge of the lessons you review, be sure to take their accompanying quizzes. Our practice exam makes it easy to assess your comprehension of this entire chapter, so you feel confident in your ability to excel on the day of your test.

6 Lessons in Chapter 18: Gastrointestinal Nursing Actions
What Is Endoscopy? - Definition, Procedure & Complications

1. What Is Endoscopy? - Definition, Procedure & Complications

After completing this lesson, you will be able to explain what an endoscopy is, describe the procedure and list the possible complications. A short quiz follows the lesson.

What is a Feeding Tube? - Types & Complications

2. What is a Feeding Tube? - Types & Complications

In this lesson, you will learn about the function of feeding tubes. You will also become familiar with various types of tubes and how they are inserted, as well as identify the potential complications that could arise from having this device.

Enteral Nutrition: Definition & Guidelines

3. Enteral Nutrition: Definition & Guidelines

When a person is not able to eat or drink, they are given nutrition through a method called enteral nutrition, or tube feeding. In this lesson, we will discuss important considerations to keep in mind when a person is on the various types of tube feeding.

TPN Therapy & Treatment

4. TPN Therapy & Treatment

This lesson will explain total parenteral nutrition (TPN) and discuss when this therapy is used. Learn to identify patients for whom TPN is appropriate, and common complications of the therapy.

Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition: Definition & Guidelines

5. Peripheral Parenteral Nutrition: Definition & Guidelines

Discover how patients receive nutritional fuel when they cannot eat properly. This lesson describes how to safely deliver liquid nutrition into veins.

Nursing Interventions for Barriers to Nutritional & Fluid Adequacy

6. Nursing Interventions for Barriers to Nutritional & Fluid Adequacy

In this lesson the various barriers to adequate nutrition and hydration are discussed as well as interventions and treatments that nurses can use to combat these issues.

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