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Cholecystitis: Treatment Options (Nursing)

by Rhonda Lawes

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    00:00 Now what do we do for treating cholecystitis? Well, if it's not infected the first thing is dietary changes.

    00:06 We're going to encourage the patient to limit dairy because it's got a lot of fat.

    00:10 Wanted to let dairy fried foods or any foods with higher fat that stimulates the patient's gallbladder.

    00:17 Now the amount and types of food may vary somewhat between patients, but for sure high fat foods are usually the trigger.

    00:26 What if it progresses, now it is acute or it's infected.

    00:30 Were going to need to treat the patient with antibiotics and have to consider removing the gallbladder.

    00:36 Now cholecystectomy means ectomy means removal of the gallbladder.

    00:42 So they do that with either a laparoscopic procedure or they'll do with an open abdominal surgery.

    00:48 Laparoscopic is all done with scopes and they can kind of cut it up and pull it out.

    00:53 But if you have an open abdominal surgery, then there has to be made an abdominal incision.

    00:58 It's a little rougher for the patient to recover from.


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    The lecture Cholecystitis: Treatment Options (Nursing) by Rhonda Lawes is from the course Gallstones and Cholecystitis: Diagnosis (Nursing).


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    1. Antibiotics
    2. Gallbladder removal
    3. Limit dairy
    4. Limit fried foods
    5. Limit any foods high in fat

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     Rhonda Lawes

    Rhonda Lawes


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