Posted: November 20th, 2017
Anna is 45 y.o. and has a bleeding ulcer. Despite multiple blood transfusions, her HGB is 7.5g/dl and HCT is 27%. Her doctor determines that surgical intervention is necessary and she undergoes partial gastrectomy. Postoperative nursing care includes:
1. Giving pain medication Q6H.
2. Flushing the NG tube with sterile water.
3. Positioning her in high Fowler’s position.
4. Keeping her NPO until the return of peristalsis.
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