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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SMALL BOWEL OBSTRUCTION AND NURSING INTERVENTIONS APPLIED TO NURSING PRACTICE
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Pathophysiology of small bowel obstruction and nursing interventions applied to nursing practice Name: Institution: Course: Tutor name: Date: October 2, 2013 Pathophysiology of small bowel obstruction and nursing interventions applied to nursing practice Executive summary Small bowel obstruction occurs when small intestines are blocked, partially or totally, and this identifies its significance to physiology of the bowel.
The consequence is failure of the materials in the intestines to move outside the body for secretion. This means that materials such as stool, waste fluids, and gases accumulate in the intestines and often lead to critical health condition as the buildup strains the small intestines. This identifies the role of nursing in ensuring a healthy society at individual, family, and communal levels through awareness for preventive measures and treatment and post treatment initiative for effective recovery from effects of small bowel obstruction. Nursing roles include care provision, educating the public on preventive and management measures against diseases and their symptoms, counseling, and clinical approaches towards a healthy society. This scope demands nurses’ knowledge of health complications such as causes, symptoms, effects, diagnosis, and treatment measures. This paper demonstrate background knowledge of small bowel obstruction through reviewing irritable bowel syndrome, its anatomy and physiology, its epidemiology and laboratory tests and diagnostics for excluding other conditions, its emotional effects on patients, interventions measures, and significance of these information nursing practice. ...
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