So here we are at care strategies.
Look at you.
You ask the right questions
that helped you recognize cues.
We've analyzed them and took
some extra lab work into account
so we can come up with some hypotheses.
So now that we have those
ideas that have been built
based on the information you get from your client,
here's some possible care strategies
that deal specifically with GI.
Okay, you might consider a dietician and these
guys can be your best resource in the hospital.
So use a dietician as another expert
that can help the patient understand
changes they're willing to make
to their diet that will help them.
That's a really personal thing.
So sometimes it's better for them
to hear it in a different setting,
outside of a hospital room or a clinic setting.
You have them get education with a
dietitian, in kind of a neutral place.
And then the dietitian can assess
what the patient's willing to do
and to design a unique program.
That's the best way to get them there.
What about community based
food and nutrition programs?
Sometimes you can go to a senior
center and get a meal with other people,
might have food delivered.
All these things are options if the patient is
having difficulty wanting to eat or acquiring food.
Now pharmacists can also be on our chart.
Look at that, we've talked to dieticians,
we looked at community based food programs.
A pharmacist referral can also look specifically
at drugs that are metabolized by the liver,
just to double check if we have safe
dosages, and a plan for this patient.
Now encouraging diet change that is again, a
little bit of a challenge, but you can do it.
Just figure out how to do it in a way
that the patient decides to change.
Not you telling them what they have to do.
And particularly we're looking for a diet
that helps them maintain bowel frequencies.
So they might have diet
changes, increase in activity,
all of that is going to make things better.
And finally when it comes to GI,
encourage regular dental care.
That's going to make everything
in their world better.
Thank you for watching our GI
video series with us today.