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Take a hot bath.
Rest in an air-conditioned room
Increase the dose of muscle relaxants
Avoid naps during the day
Elevate the head of the bed.
Restrain the client’s arms and legs
Place a tongue blade in the client’s mouth
Take measures to prevent injury
“You may have difficulty believing this, but the paralysis caused by this disease is temporary.”
“You’ll have to accept the fact that you’re permanently paralyzed. However, you won’t have any sensory loss.”
“It must be hard to accept the permanency of your paralysis.”
“You’ll first regain use of your legs and then your arms.”
Immobilize the neck before the client is moved onto a stretcher.
Determine whether the client is allergic to iodine, contrast dyes, or shellfish.
Place a cap over the client’s head.
Administer a sedative as ordered
Use the pointed end of the reflex hammer when striking the Achilles tendon.
Support the joint where the tendon is being tested.
Tap the tendon slowly and softly
Hold the reflex hammer tightly.
Disturbed sensory perception (visual)
Self-care deficient: Dressing/grooming
Impaired verbal communication
Risk for injury