DQ12 Chapter 44 Pathophysiology Importance of The Gastrointestinal System HW
Please answer ONE of the following DQ’s. Please provide the questions that is being answered as the heading. Incomplete answers will be marked as “0.”
A group of student nurses have been asked to do a conference on the importance of the gastrointestinal system. They open their presentation with the following statement: “As nurses, we spend every day, as part of our routine assessment, asking patients whether they have moved their bowels today. We are not asking just for the sake of asking, as this normal bodily function hinges on many factors.”
a. What concepts of gastrointestinal function do you believe the students are trying to portray in relation to this statement?
A cruise ship has asked for emergency entry to a local seaport with access to a hospital facility. They are reporting that that 100 of their passengers, ages 75 to 90, are complaining of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, stomach cramping, and watery diarrhea lasting for 1 to 3 days.
a. The community nurse at the seaport authority believes this is an outbreak of “Norwalk virus.” Why does the nurse believe it is the “Norwalk virus”?
b. What are some areas of concern that the nurse should be cognizant of?
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