After reviewing a patients colonoscopy what discharge instructions should the nurse give to this patient.

After reviewing a patients colonoscopy what discharge instructions should the nurse give to this patient.

 

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- Avoid popcorn, seeds, and high fiber foods

- Eat a diet high in fiber

- Drink gingerale when you have an upset stomach

- Avoid drinking too much water

Rationale

Clients with diverticulosis have small outpouchings wihtin their colon. These patients should eat a low fiber diet and gradually ease into high fiber foods. They should drink plenty of water, broth, fruit juice, and avoid seeds or other foods that might irritate the outpouchings, leading to diverticulitis.

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