A patient is diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma has been prescribed albuterol. The nurse should instruct the patient to use the inhaler:
•For exercise-induced asthma, the patient should take 2 puffs of albuterol 15 minutes before activity to allow time for the medication to work by preventing the airways from contracting.
A 10-year-old girl is diagnosed with acute asthma. Which of the following statements by the parents indicates a need for additional home care teaching?
The physician orders an IV infusion of digoxin for a pediatric patient with heart failure. Which of the following increases the risk of developing digitalis toxicity?
The nurse is assessing a neonatal boy. Upon assessment, the nurse notes that the urethral opening is at the lower aspect of the penis. Based on these findings, the nurse is correct to suspect which of the following disorders?
The nurse is assessing a patient complaining of a fever, chills, headache, and malaise with firm and tender cervical lymph nodes. What laboratory test is used to definitively confirm the diagnosis of infectious mononucleosis?
The nurse is caring for a 5-year-old who has frequent involuntary urination at night. The patient is diagnosed with nocturnal enuresis. What is the most likely cause?
After undergoing a surgical resection of the femur due to osteogenic sarcoma, the nurse should immediately:
A 90 lb pediatric patient with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is administered vincristine at a starting dose of 50 mcg/kg IV. What is the correct dose in micrograms?
A 3-year-old girl is diagnosed with thalassemia major. The long-term complications seen in a child with thalassemia major are related to which of the following?
A 10-year-old male is admitted to the acute-care facility after having a tonic-clonic seizure. What would be the priority nursing action immediately after the seizure?
A 2-year-old boy is admitted to the hospital with celiac disease. Which of the following symptoms should be present upon assessment?
A nurse is caring for a four-year-old child who has been hospitalized multiple times for leukemia. After observing the child using several coping mechanisms, the nurse designs a plan of care that includes
A nurse is administering protropin (Somatrem) to a 7-year-old patient. The patient's mother asks about the purpose of this medication. Which of the following describes Somatrem?
A pediatric nurse is assessing children in a community outreach clinic. The nurse would expect an infant's first primary teeth to erupt at age
The nurse in the emergency room is assessing a child suspected of having rheumatic fever. According to the Jones criteria, what may indicate the presence of rheumatic fever?
A teenager is seen in the clinic due to a mild respiratory infection. The nurse observes Koplik's spots on the oral mucosa. Next, the nurse inspects
A 4-month-old infant is brought to the hospital for recurrent vomiting. The child is diagnosed with gastroenteritis. To decrease vomiting, the child should be NPO for approximately how long?
The nurse is preparing the mother of a newborn with hip dysplasia for discharge. Which of the following indicates the mother understands the teaching regarding the Pavlik harness?