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Nursing Actions for Gastritis - Acute Pain

Nursing Actions for Gastritis - Acute Pain

Definition: Unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage or described in terms of such damage (International Association for the Study of Pain); sudden or slow onset of any intensity from mild to severe with an anticipated or predictable end and a duration of less than 6 months

Pain is a highly subjective state in which a variety of unpleasant sensations and a wide range of distressing factors may be experienced by the sufferer. Pain may be a symptom of injury or illness. Pain may also arise from emotional, psychological, cultural, or spiritual distress. Pain can be very difficult to explain, because it is unique to the individual; pain should be accepted as described by the sufferer. Pain assessment can be challenging, especially in elderly patients, where cognitive impairment and sensory-perceptual deficits are more common.

LP Gastritis

Gastritis is an inflammation of the stomach lining. Many things can cause gastritis. Most often the cause is infection with the same bacteria -- Helicobacter pylori -- that causes stomach ulcers. An autoimmune disorder, a backup of bile into the stomach, or long-term use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen can also cause gastritis. In some cases, the stomach lining may be "eaten away," leading to sores (peptic ulcers) in the stomach or first part of the small intestine. Gastritis can occur suddenly (acute gastritis) or gradually (chronic gastritis). In most cases, gastritis does not permanently damage the stomach lining.

Nursing Diagnosis:

Acute pain related to inflammation of gastric mucosa

  • Pain can be reduced / lost.

Expected Outcomes:
  • Painful loss / control,
  • looks relaxed and able to sleep / rest,
  • pain scale indicates the number 0.
Nursing Actions :
  • Assess the pain scale and location of pain,
  • observation of vital signs,
  • provide a quiet and comfortable environment,
  • encourage relaxation with deep breathing techniques,
  • do collaboration in drug delivery according to the indication for reducing pain.
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