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chapter 44 book

exam 7 alterations

the nurse assesses the patient and notes that the patient cannot communicate, has urinary incontinence, is very thin, and does not recognize the patient's daughter, who is accompanying him. The nurse quickly recognizes that this is what stage? stage 3
The nurse is working with a support group for family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's disease. Which of the following signs of caregiver role strain will the nurse teach the caregivers? Isolating the patient and caregiver from visits by others, including family members
The patient with a first relapse of multiple sclerosis is admitted to the Acute Care Unit, and the nurse prepares the patient's plan of care with priority given to: Visual deficits.
Which of the following explanations, if given by the patient with generalized multiple sclerosis (MS), would give evidence to the nurse that the patient has understood the nurse's teaching about MS? With multiple sclerosis, sometimes I'll feel fine, and other times I'll be very tired and have trouble with my vision, have trouble concentrating, and feel depressed.
The patient who has been newly diagnosed with Parkinson's disease asks the nurse how Parlodel (bromocriptine) actually works. The nurse's best response is: Parlodel stops the breakdown of a chemical in the brain called dopamine.
When the family of the patient newly diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) asks the nurse what the disease will eventually cause, the nurse responds that the patient will eventually demonstrate which of the following signs of the disease? Paralysis of the extremities
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