Nursing interventions to prevent GI complications

    • Nursing interventions to prevent GI complications
      • PONV
        • NPO, IV fluids, clear liquids
        • Antiemetics/prokinetics
        • Alternative therapy
      • Adequate hydration
      • Assess bowel sounds/flatulence
        • Is the patient hungry?
      • Early mobilization
    • GI Nursing diagnosis
      • Nausea related to anesthetic agents, manipulation of abdominal contents
      • Imbalanced nutrition: less than body requirements related to vomiting, decreased appetite, decreased peristalsis
      • Constipation related to anesthetics, opioid analgesics, immobility, and dietary changes
      • Risk for imbalanced fluid volume
      • Risk for electrolyte imbalance
      • Potential complications: POI, hiccups
    • Nursing Interventions to prevent urinary complications
      • Monitor urine output
      • Adequate hydration
      • Remove urinary catheter when no longer indicated
      • Normal positioning for elimination
      • Bladder scan/straight catheter per orders
    • Urinary Nursing diagnosis
      • Urinary retention related to anesthetic agents, pain
      • Potential complication: acute kidney injury, CAUTI