ulcerative colitis

Nursing Interventions for Severe Ulcerative Colitis

Put patient on NPO status (nothing by mouth) for bowel rest (especially if bowel perforation is suspected) Start IV fluids to maintain hydration and electrolytes Advise patient to limit activity Monitor bowel sounds Monitor vital signs Completion of an early warning assessment tool, such as the modified early warning score (MEWS), should be performed and […]