Nursing Care Plan – Crohn’s Disease

Crohn’s disease is an idiopathic inflammatory disease of the small intestine (60%), the colon (20%), or both. It involves all layers of the bowel but most commonly involves the terminal ileum. It is slowly progressive and recurrent disease with predominant involvement of multiple regions of the intestine with normal sections between. Chronic, nonspecific inflammation of the entire intestinal tract characterizes the disease, with the terminal ileum the site most affected. Eventually deep fissures and ulcerations develop and often extend through all bowel layers fistulas.

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Daisy Jane Antipuesto RN MN

Currently a Nursing Local Board Examination Reviewer. Subjects handled are Pediatric, Obstetric and Psychiatric Nursing. Previous work experiences include: Clinical instructor/lecturer, clinical coordinator (Level II), caregiver instructor/lecturer, NC2 examination reviewer and staff/clinic nurse. Areas of specialization: Emergency room, Orthopedic Ward and Delivery Room. Also an IELTS passer.

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