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The nurse is caring for an elderly resident with influenza. The nurse monitors closely for which common complication of influenza?

Explanation

•Common complications of influenza include pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations, sinusitis, bronchitis, and ear infections.

•Guillain-Barre sydrome is linked to viral infections, but it is not a common complication.

•Sepsis and respiratory failure may occur due to pneumonia, but this is only in severe cases.

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