A 7-year-old child with juvenile idiopathic arthritis has difficulty getting ready for school in the morning because of joint pain and stiffness. Which recommendation should the nurse make to the family?
A client has just had a suprapubic prostatectomy. Which action should the nurse implement to prevent a secondary bladder infection?
A nurse is preparing a patient for surgery and the LPN is asked to help. For which of the following tasks must the RN confirm that the LPN has received special training?
A 3-year-old child is to receive a liquid iron preparation. What should the nurse teach the mother in relation to this medication?
A health care provider prescribes selegiline (Eldepryl) 5 mg twice a day for a client with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease. What is most important for the nurse to teach the client?
A child with β-Thalassemia is receiving therapy that includes multiple blood transfusions. This child is at risk for developing which complication?
A school nurse knows that many children with attention deficit problems may be learning disabled. The nurse should teach the parents that a child with a learning deficit will: 1. probably not be self-sufficient as an adult. 2. have intellectual deficits that interfere with learning. 3. usually perform two grade levels below their age norm. 4. experience perceptual difficulties that make learning problematic.
A nurse is evaluating the practice of a home health aide who is caring for a client who has paraplegia. Which action by the home health aide indicates understanding about the nursing team’s responsibility in relation to pressure ulcers?
A client exhibits physical symptoms in response to stress. What nursing intervention may assist the client to reduce the use of physical symptoms as a response to stress?
When assessing the oral cavity of a newly admitted client with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the nurse identifies areas of white plaque on the client’s tongue and palate. What is the nurse’s initial response?
Three days after surgery for cancer of the colon, a nurse introduces the client to colostomy care. Which should the nurse teach the client about skin care around the stoma?
Before discharge, a client with a colostomy questions the nurse about resuming prior activities. What is the nurse’s best response?
After surgical clipping of a cerebral aneurysm, the client develops the syndrome of inappropriate secretion of antidiuretic hormone. For which manifestation of excessive levels of antidiuretic hormone (ADH) should the nurse assess?