A newly diagnosed asthmatic is being instructed on proper use of a metered dose inhaler. The patient asks how he will know when the canister is empty. How should the nurse respond?
• Newer inhalers usually have a dose counter on them.
• Incorrect: Shaking the canister or counting each dose are not reliable methods.
• Incorrect: Placing the inhaler in water is not recommended due to effects on medication integrity.
The nurse is assessing a child suspected of having
The physician just applied a cast to a 6-year-old with a broken leg. Which of the following should the nurse do first?
When developing a plan of care for a patient with cystic fibrosis, which of the following characteristics of the condition must the nurse keep in mind?
A 15-year-old male's left leg is placed in skeletal traction. The primary purpose of this measure is to
The nurse is assessing a child with a high-grade fever. The child's mother tells the nurse that she will dress her child warmly if she has a fever and chills. Which of the following is a correct response from the nurse?
The nurse is assessing an adolescent with von Willebrand disease. She complains of epistaxis and heavy menstrual blood flow. What is likely the cause of this disease?
A child comes to the emergency room with RLQ pain and vomiting. Which of these test results, if elevated, would be indicative of acute appendicitis?
A 4-year-old has a foreign body in her eye. During the examination, the child refuses to allow the nurse to inspect her eye. What should the nurse say to the child?
The nurse is caring for a child with a high-grade fever. The child's mother asks if she should give her child aspirin. How should the nurse respond?
A 16-year-old patient is prescribed erythromycin for the treatment of pelvic inflammatory disease. How should the nurse instruct the patient to take the medication?
A mother has left her hospitalized toddler to go to work. At first, the child is wildly kicking and crying. What stage of separation anxiety is this child in?
According to the routine immunization schedule, which of the following immunizations should a child receive during the first month of life?
The nurse is caring for a newborn with hypospadias. To correct this disorder, the nurse will anticipate preoperative care measures for which surgical repair?
The nurse is preparing to administer 6 units of
A 2-year-old boy has an elevated lead level in his blood and urine. His treatment includes the administration of a chelating agent, edetate calcium disodium. Before the first dose of the chelating agent is given, which of these actions by the nurse is important?
A nurse is assessing a 5-year-old with multiple deformities of the limbs and joints. She also has a thin upper lip, small teeth, and trouble learning in school. The nurse suspects that these signs are most likely the result of which of the following?
The nurse is developing a teaching plan for the parents of a child recovering from a streptococcal infection. What information should the nurse include about preventing rheumatic fever?
The nurse is assessing a 7-year-old patient and auscultates expiratory wheezes throughout the lungs. The nurse should administer which prescribed medication?