When developing a teaching plan that focuses on initial prevention of rheumatic fever, which of the following instructions should the nurse include?


•A course of antibiotics should be given to a child with strep throat, impetigo, and tonsilitis to prevent rheumatic fever.

•In 95% of children with acute rheumatic fever, there is an elevation of one or more antistreptococcal antibodies, an indication of a recent streptococcal infection.

•Ibuprofen or corticosteroids are prescribed to reduce inflammation and joint pain, but these will not prevent rheumatic fever.

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