A patient is seen in the clinic for ulcerative colitis, a form of inflammatory bowel disease. The nurse should anticipate including which of the following in the patient's care plan?

Corticosteroid medication

Explanation

• Corticosteroids are used to reduce inflammation associated with inflammatory bowel disease. This leads to decreased diarrhea, pain, and bleeding.

• High fiber diets, milk, and lactulose will promote diarrhea.

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