Nursing Care Plan – Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are vascular masses that protrude into the lumen of the lower rectum or perianal area. They result when increased intra-abdominal pressure causes engorgement in the vascular tissue lining the anal canal. Loosening of vessels from surrounding connective tissue occurs with protrusion or prolapse into the anal canal. There are two types of hemorrhoids: external hemorrhoids appear outside the external sphincter, and internal hemorrhoids appear above the internal sphincter. When blood within the hemorrhoids becomes clotted because of obstruction, the hemorrhoids are referred to as being thrombosed.

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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