Nursing in abdominal surgery and diseases of women

9781130330861: Nursing in abdominal surgery and diseases of women
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893 Excerpt: ...of the ice-cap or other appara-ture-tus of the kind. After the reduction of tempera-ture and washing out of the stomach, some cases of septicaemia get better, because the poison thrown off by means of the mucous membrane of the stomach is removed by the washing and not re-absorbed into the system. If flatus does not pass freely from the bowel, Enemata especially after the insertion of the rectal tube, sionof enemata containing salts, glycerine, turpentine, etc., may be used. Should these prove unsatisfactory, salts may be given by the mouth. Because of their tTonof depressing effect, it is better to give such in small 0y mouth! doses, as one teaspoonful of Rochelle salts dissolved in a tablespoonful of water, once in an hour, until three or four doses are taken. Doran recommends for the expulsion of flatus Some operators prefer calomel in small doses,--z gr., repeated every half hour until 10 to 16 doses are taken--as it produces less nausea. one half teaspoonful of aromatic spirit of ammonia in a little hot water. Beef-tea or milk enemata combined sometimes with stimulants will be needed in addition to what the patient takes by mouth, for the treatment of septicaemia requires the support of the patient's strength for combating the poison, saline treat-Where peritonitis alone exists, especial reliance peritonitis. is placed, in this day, upon the saline treatment. An early and thorough evacuation of the bowels, with discharge of flatus, should be obtained. The means employed may be the same as those above men Fig. 43. Cradle for Supporting Bedclothes. tioned, doses of Rochelle or Epsom salts being administered by mouth, or, if the stomach is not retentive, by rectal enemata. Treatment The pain arising from the tendency to accumulator relief of f b J pain. t...

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