Nursing the Portosystemic Shunt Patient

Abstract

This lecture takes a detailed look at nursing portosystemic shunt patients. It discusses presenting clinical signs of portosystemic shunt, and the diagnosis of it, and the medical and surgical options for treatment.  It then focuses on surgical treatment in detail, going through surgical preperation and anaesthesia, the surgery itself, and post operative nursing care.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding of the different clinical signs of portosystemic shunt
  • Understanding of the different options for diagnosis and treatment
  • Understanding of portosystemic shunt surgery and port operative care.

Author

Helen Jenkins FdSc RVN

Peer review:

Alison Mann BSc(Hons) Dip HE CVN RVN

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