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Chapter-11 Hepatobiliary Pancreatic Nursing

BOOK TITLE: Medical Surgical Nursing

Author
1. Basavanthappa BT
ISBN
9788184486353
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10522_11
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2009
Pages
38
Author Affiliations
1. Govt College of Nursing, Fort, Bengaluru, Karnataka, Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, PhD Guide for Research Work, Govt. College of Nursing, Fort, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Govt. College of Nursing, Fort, Bangalore, India, Govt. College of Nursing, Fort, Bangalore, Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, PhD Guide for Research Work, Govt College of Nursing, Bangalore, Government College of Nursing, Fort, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, Government College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Raja Rajeswari College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; Faculty of Nursing, RGUHS, Karnataka, India and Academic Council, RGUHS, Karnataka, India; UG, PG and Doctoral Courses on Nursing, Various Universities; Nursing Research Society of India, New Delhi, India, Trained Nurses Association of India, New Delhi, India; RGUHS, Nursing Teachers Association, Karnataka, India, Raja Rajeswari College of Nursing, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India; Faculty of Nursing; Academic Council, RGUHS, Karnataka, India; UG, PG and Doctoral Courses on Nursing, Various Universities; Nursing Research Society of India; Trained Nurses Association of India, New Delhi, India; RGUHS, Nursing Teachers Association, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

Hepato-biliary-pancreatic nursing refers to the nursing care of the disorders of the liver and pancreas. Liver function is complex and liver dysfunction affects all body systems. For this reason the nurse must understand how the liver functions and must have expert clinical assessment and management skills to care for patients undergoing complex diagnostic and treatment procedures. The nurse must also understand technological advances in the management of liver disorders. Liver disorders are common and may results from virus, exposure to substances such as alcohol or tumors. This chapter discusses some important disorders related to liver, gall bladder and pancreas, i.e. Jaundice, Hepatitis, Cirrhosis of liver cholelithiasis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, and Pancreatitis ct. Each disorder discussed with their etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestation, diagnostic evaluation, treatment and nursing management accompanied with nursing care plans and related procedures.

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