Cholecystitis: Diagnostic Tests (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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    00:01 Hi! Welcome to our video series on the gallbladder.

    00:04 And this one we're going to take a look at cholecystitis or a gallbladder attack.

    00:08 We're going to dig down deep into the lab work and diagnostic tests that you need to know to provide care for these patients.

    00:16 Now, don't be scared off.

    00:18 I'm going to walk you through step-by-step.

    00:20 So you understand all the lab work and the possible diagnostic test.

    00:25 So first there's blood test everything starts with lab work, right? You might also do an ultrasound of the gallbladder.

    00:33 That's just like what you do when you're looking at a baby only this time we're looking at your gallbladder.

    00:39 Next might have an abdominal CAT scan a gallbladder radionucleotide scan or an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.

    00:50 Now, do you know why we call it an ERCP? Well, we'll talk more about that later, but it is a super cool test.

    00:59 Trust me you're going you want your doctor to have played video games when they were younger because they're really good at doing ERCPs.

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    The lecture Cholecystitis: Diagnostic Tests (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN is from the course Gallstones and Cholecystitis: Diagnosis (Nursing).

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    1. Blood tests
    2. Ultrasound of gallbladder
    3. Abdominal CT scan
    4. Abdominal MRI
    5. Urinalysis

    Author of lecture Cholecystitis: Diagnostic Tests (Nursing)

     Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

    Rhonda Lawes, PhD, RN

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