Nursing Care Plan – Cholelithiasis

Cholelithiasis is the formation of gallstones, which are composed of cholesterol, calcium salts, and bile pigments. When gallstones block the flow of bile, the gallbladder becomes swollen, leading to the possibility of pain, inflammation, or infection. The signs and symptoms of cholelithiasis often do not begin until the gallstone causes blockage in the biliary system. They may include, abdominal pain, usually in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen, jaundice, fever. Tests and procedures that can detect cholelithiasis include x-rays, CT scan, ultrasound, ERCP, and a cholecystogram.

Byron Webb Romero, RN, MSN

Finished BSN at Lyceum of the Philippines University, and Master of Science in Nursing Major in Adult Health Nursing at the University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Currently working at Manila Doctors College of Nursing as a Team Leader for Level I and II, Lecturer for Professional Nursing Subjects, and also a Clinical Instructor.

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