NCLEX RN Practice Question # 797

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 797.

 

nclex examination

 

Diarrhea

Related to malabsorption, inflammation, or irritation of the bowel, Diarrhea may be associated with irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, Crohn’s disease, and other conditions. Expected outcomes

  • Patient reports cessation of diarrhea as evidenced by formed stool.
  • Patient identifies proper methods for treating diarrhea. Nursing interventions and rationales
  • Assess the patient’s level of dehydration and electrolyte status. Fluid loss secondary to diarrhea can be life-threatening.
  • Monitor the patient’s weight daily to detect fluid loss or retention.
  • Note the color and consistency of stool and frequency of bowel movements to monitor treatment effectiveness.
  • Test stool for occult blood, and obtain stool for culture to help evaluate factors contributing to diarrhea.
  • Assess for fecal impaction. Liquid stool may seep around an impaction.

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