Discussion week 5

Week 5 Discussion: Gastrointestinal Alterations (USLOs 1, 2, 3, 4)

You are caring for 39-year-old Kali Kim-Collins who arrived for follow-up care at her primary physician's office after being discharged from the emergency department with peptic ulcer disease. Mrs. Collins went to the emergency department after experiencing severe gastric pain for three days. She reported the pain was relieved after eating.

Based on this information, your prior knowledge of this client (refer to medical card from the Collins-Kim family tree interactive), and your knowledge of the pathophysiology of peptic ulcer disease, respond to the following prompts:

1. Thoroughly explain the pathophysiology of peptic ulcer disease. Use a 
scholarly or 
authoritative source to support your answer.

2. Examine each of the following three factors related to this disease process. 
Support all three with a scholarly source.

1. cultural

2. financial

3. environmental implications

3. Identify 3-5 priority nursing interventions for the client after discharge home.

4. Describe labs and diagnostic testing you would anticipate monitoring for the client upon follow-up with her PCP. What are critical indicators? 
Support with a scholarly source.

5. What members of the interdisciplinary team need to be included for holistic patient-centered care? 
Provide a rationale and support with a scholarly source.