2019, Cilt 6, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 211-219
Nursing Care in Newborns with Gastrointestinal System Obstruction
Arife GÖKBAŞ1, Dilek DİLLİ2, Ayşe KARAMAN3, İbrahim KARAMAN4
1Ebe, Dr Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum Çocuk Sağlığı Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi Yenidoğan Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
2Doç Dr., Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum Çocuk Sağlığı Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Yenidoğan Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
3Doç Dr., Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum Çocuk Sağlığı Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
4Doç Dr., Dr. Sami Ulus Kadın Doğum Çocuk Sağlığı Hastalıkları Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Çocuk Cerrahisi Kliniği, Ankara, Türkiye
Keywords: Abnormalities, gastrointestinal tract, newborn, nursing

Gastrointestinal system (GIS) obstruction is the partial or complete inhibition of the distal passage of the digestive system contents. Prenatal ultrasonography is valuable in the preliminary diagnosis; postnatal further investigation is required for definitive diagnosis. A good maternal history can give clues about GIS obstructions. Polyhydramnios and a family history of congenital defects suggest GIS obstructions. After delivery, findings such as respiratory distress that usually begins 24-48 hours after birth, excessive mucus and salivary secretion from mouth and nose, bilious vomiting, abdominal distension, jaundice, inability to pass meconium, and inability to advance the nasogastric catheter is valuable in the diagnosis. GIS anomalies in neonatal period are important causes of morbidity and mortality in the neonatal period. In recent years, the improvements in nursing care as well as the development of intensive care units and surgical techniques have significantly reduced the morbidity and mortality rates in these cases. In this article, the contribution of the nursing care to the treatment and recovery process of patients with GIS obstruction was presented.