NCLEX RN Practice Question # 384


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Dumping syndrome

  1. Description:

The rapid emptying of the gastric contents into the small intestine that occurs following gastric resection

  1. Assessment
  2. Symptoms occurring 30 minutes after eating
  3. Nausea and vomiting
  4. Feelings of abdominal fullness and abdominal cramping
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Palpitations and tachycardia
  7. Perspiration
  8. Weakness and dizziness
  9. Borborygmi (loud gurgles indicating hyperperistalsis)
  10. Client education

Client Education: Preventing Dumping Syndrome

Avoid sugar, salt, and milk.

Eat a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

Eat small meals and avoid consuming fluids with meals.

Lie down after meals.

Take antispasmodic medications as prescribed to delay gastric emptying.





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