8. Monitoring Gastrointestinal Function

  1. Philip Jevon RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE,
  2. Beverley Ewens RN, BSc(Hons), PGCE and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni BSc(Hons), MRCP(UK), FRCA
  1. Philip Jevon,
  2. Beverley Ewens and
  3. Jagtar Singh Pooni

Published Online: 31 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch8

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

Monitoring the Critically III Patient

How to Cite

Jevon, P., Ewens, B. and Pooni, J. S. (2012) Monitoring Gastrointestinal Function, in Monitoring the Critically III Patient (eds P. Jevon, B. Ewens and J. S. Pooni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd,., West Sussex, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118702932.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 31 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444337471

Online ISBN: 9781118702932

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Keywords:

  • Acute upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding;
  • Assessment of bowel function;
  • Assessment of intestinal obstruction;
  • Constipation;
  • Diarrhoea;
  • Monitoring gastrointestinal function;
  • Monitoring pancreatic function;
  • Monitoring stomas and fistulas;
  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Severe acute pancreatitis (SAP)

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Objectives

  • Introduction

  • Assessment of Bowel Function

  • Monitoring Stomas and Fistulas

  • Acute Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Bleeding

  • Assessment of Intestinal Obstruction

  • Principles of Monitoring Pancreatic Function

  • Conclusion

  • References