I'm hoping you can help. My father was admitted yesterday with lower GI bleeding of unknown origin.
Does anyone have any nursing care plans/care maps for this diagnosis?
I work in cardiac surgery, so I'm a little out of my realm, but, I was appalled that the nurse did not check a postural blood pressure after he asked for assitance from the bathroom to the bed because of dizziness/lightheadedness. :uhoh21:
The nurse had no hestiation about medicating him with both metoprolol and lisinopril (at the same time) about 20 minutes later, still without checking any b/p!
What's the standard of care for an active gi bleeder?