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The parents of a child, age 6, who will begin school in the fall ask the nurse for anticipatory guidance. The nurse should explain that a child of this age:
While preparing to discharge an 8-month-old infant who is recovering from gastroenteritis and dehydration, the nurse teaches the parents about their infant’s dietary and fluid requirements. The nurse should include which other topics in the teaching session?
Nurse Betina should begin screening for lead poisoning when a child reaches which age?
When caring for an 11-month-old infant with dehydration and metabolic acidosis, the nurse expects to see which of the following?
After the nurse provides dietary restrictions to the parents of a child with celiac disease, which statement by the parents indicates effective teaching?
A parent brings a toddler, age 19 months, to the clinic for a regular check-up. When palpating the toddler’s fontanels, what should the nurse expect to find?
Patrick, a healthy adolescent has meningitis and is receiving I.V. and oral fluids. The nurse should monitor this client’s fluid intake because fluid overload may cause:
An infant is hospitalized for treatment of nonorganic failure to thrive. Which nursing action is most appropriate for this infant?
The mother of Gian, a preschooler with spina bifida tells the nurse that her daughter sneezes and gets a rash when playing with brightly colored balloons, and that she recently had an allergic reaction after eating kiwifruit and bananas. The nurse would suspect that the child may have an allergy to:
Cristina, a mother of a 4-year-old child tells the nurse that her child is a very poor eater. What is the nurse’s best recommendation for helping the mother increase her child’s nutritional intake?
Nurse Roy is administering total parenteral nutrition (TPN) through a peripheral I.V. line to a school-age child. What is the smallest amount of glucose that is considered safe and not caustic to small veins, while also providing adequate TPN?
David, age 15 months, is recovering from surgery to remove Wilms’ tumor. Which findings best indicate that the child is free from pain?
When planning care for a 8-year-old boy with Down syndrome, the nurse should:
Nurse Vincent is teaching the parents of a school-age child. Which teaching topic should take priority?
The nurse is finishing her shift in the pediatric unit. Because her shift is ending, which intervention takes top priority?
Nurse Harry is providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to a child, age 4. the nurse should:
A 4-month-old with meningococcal meningitis has just been admitted to the pediatric unit. Which nursing intervention has the highest priority?
Shane tells the nurse that she wants to begin toilet training her 22-month-old child. The most important factor for the nurse to stress to the mother is:
An infant who has been in foster care since birth requires a blood transfusion. Who is authorized to give written, informed consent for the procedure?
A child is undergoing remission induction therapy to treat leukemia. Allopurinol is included in the regimen. The main reason for administering allopurinol as part of the client’s chemotherapy regimen is to: