Assessment Task 5: Case Study - Digestive System
A 41-year-old Caucasian female, Sarah has been admitted to have a gastroscopy. She is having this procedure as part of investigations to determine if she has Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). Sarah’s symptoms include:
· Upper abdominal discomfort, which is worse at night
· Regurgitation of small amounts of food
An examination revealed the following:
· Body Mass Index (BMI) of 35
· Blood Glucose Level – 6mmol/L
· Diet high in fat and sugar, low in fruit and vegetables
· No exercise each week
· High alcohol intake
Sarah’s vital signs are:
· Temperature – 36.3 degrees
· Pulse – 96
· Respiration Rate – 24
Blood pressure – 162/88
Describe the pathophysiology of Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD).
Identify four (4) common clinical manifestations of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).
Sarah has tooth decay, due in part from her undiagnosed GORD. Identify at least two (2) refe
als that would be appropriate for her in regards to her tooth decay and a
ief description of their role.
Sarah is prescribed Omeprazole to help treat her Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD). Describe the action, indication for use and contraindications of Omeprazole
Based on the case study, describe two (2) health professionals that you could refer Sarah to assist her with management of the gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD).