A condition in which there is an absence of peristalsis in the intestine and contents are not moved along and eliminated.
1 mo old female with ileus below:
- surgical physiological stress
- abdominal infection
- abdominal surgery
- medications – opiates
- Spinal cord injusry
- electrolyte imbalance
- abdominal distension and discomfort
- lack of bowel movement and flatulence
patient remains NPO status until GI and bowel sounds are heard.
Some types of laxatives (to be avoided in cases of bowel obstruction)
Surgery for bowel obstruction