What's a GI Bleed? - page 2
All: - What is a GI Bleed? - I am just getting started with my 2nd semester A&P class, so forgive me if this is a novice nurse question. Thanks, John Coxey... Read More
Aug 17, '03In the ICU I work, we make sure every patient has some type of GI prophylaxis, usually Protonix.
Pt's recieving steroids are at extremely high risk for GI bleed. All critically ill pts are also at high risk d/t stress ulcers.
Unfortunately, many GI bleeders are not admitted with that problem, but end up with it. I guess it could be considered a noscomial condition.
Aug 17, '03I never understood when people would say that, "Youll never forget the smell" but now I know. To me it smells like a really bad UTI??? or a woman with RC. Ewwww.