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A nurse is instructing her patient with ulcerative colitis regarding the need to avoid enteric coated medications. The nurse knows that the patient understands the reason for this teaching when he states which of the following?
Enteric coatings on medications are designed to prevent breakdown and absorption of the medication until lower in the digestive tract, usually to prevent stomach irritation or to reach a certain point in the digestive tract for optimal absorption. For the patient with ulcerative colitis, the intestinal lining is inflamed or susceptible to inflammation and can have impaired absorption; therefore, enteric coated medications should be avoided. The coating is not irritating, but the medication can be. The response time of the medication is not a concern in this instance. Enteric coated medicines do not cause diarrhea simply because they are enteric coated.
A patient is diagnosed with a sprain to her right ankle after a fall. The patient asks the nurse about using ice on her injured ankle. The nurse should tell the patient that
Ice is used on areas of injury during the first 24 to 48 hours after the injury occurs to prevent damage to surrounding tissues from excessive inflammation. Ice should be used for a maximum of 20 minutes at a time every 2 to 3 hours. Ice must be used according to a schedule for it to be effective and not be overused. Using ice more often or for longer periods of time can cause additional tissue damage. Ice is recommended to inhibit the inflammatory process from damaging surrounding tissue.
A patient is being treated with an antibiotic. The nurse explains to the patient that this medication is required for the reduction of inflammation at the injury site because this medication
Antimicrobials treat the underlying cause of the infection which leads to inflammation. Analgesics and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) help to treat pain. NSAIDs and other antipyretics are cyclooxygenase inhibitors. Antipyretics help to reduce fever.
On admission to the clinic, the nurse notes a moderate amount of serous exudate leaking from the patients wound. The nurse realizes that this fluid
The nurse reviews the patients complete blood count (CBC) results and notes that the neutrophil levels are elevated, but monocytes are still within normal limits. This indicates _____ inflammatory response.
A patient comes to the clinic with a complaint of painful, itchy feet. On interview, the patient tells the nurse that he is a college student living in a dormitory apartment that he shares with five other students. The nurse plans to teach the patient to
[Multiple Response] The nurse assesses the patient and notes all of the following. Select all of the findings that indicate the systemic manifestations of inflammation.
a. Oral temperature 38.6 C/101.5 F
b. Thick, green nasal discharge
c. Patient complaint of pain at 6 on a 0 to 10 scale on palpation of frontal and maxillary sinuses
d. WBC 20 109/L
e. Patient reports, Im tired all the time. I havent felt like myself in days.