Clinical Dimension: Preventing Complications: PDF OnlyMultisystem Complications of Bulimia: A Critical Care CaseMyer, Sheila A. RN, MSN; O'Brien, Anita RN, BSNDimensions of Critical Care Nursing: July 1993 - Volume 12 - Issue 4 - p 194-203 Buy Abstract Bulimia is an eating disorder characterized by behaviors which can lead to very serious health problems. Behaviors such as hinging and purging and abuse of emetics, diuretics, or laxatives can cause serious complications, sometimes of a critical nature. Nurses must maintain a high index of suspicion for this disorder and use skillful assessment and intervention to prevent the critical multisystem complications of bulimia. © Williams & Wilkins 1993. All Rights Reserved.