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B. Move all potentially harmful objects away from the resident, provide pillows/padding where needed to avoid injury.

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Diabetes is a condition where the body is unable to produce insulin to regulate its sugar levels. As a result, the patient has to rely on artificial insulin. The problem with this is that sometimes there is an imbalance between the amount of insulin taken and the food ingested. If the insulin is higher it causes a rapid decrease in blood glucose.

The patient goes into a hypoglycemic state which can be potentially fatal. Often, in these states, the body starts to give a reaction. The patient is confused, sweaty and says things that don’t make any sense. In these circumstances, it is best to give the patient something sweet immediately and then check their blood glucose. A glass of orange juice, in this case, would be best.

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An ileostomy is a surgical procedure which usually involves removing the whole of the large intestine or colon and sometimes the rectum. The end of the remaining small intestine or ileum, is then cut and brought to the surface of the abdomen to form a stoma, which is usually situated on the right hand side of the body. The ileostomy may be temporary or permanen.

Blood supply to the stoma has been interrupted.-an ileostomy stoma forms as the ileum is brought through the abdominal wall to the surface skin, creating an artificial opening for waste elimination. the stoma should appear cherry red, indicating adequate arterial perfusion. a dusky stoma suggests decreased perfusion, which may result from interruption of the stomas blood supply and may lead to tissue damage or necrosis. a dusky stoma isn't a normal finding. adjusting the ostomy bag wouldn't affect stoma color, which depends on blood supply to the area. an intestinal obstruction also wouldn't change stoma color.

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Subjective because pains cannot be confirmed by another person except the person who feels it

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Correct answer is option A
Immobilized patients usually experience difficulty pushing to eliminate stool and the longer stool stays in their bowels, the more difficult it becomes to defecate as the large intestine continue to absorb water from the stool. This makes the stool become harder.

Decreased peristalsis and unusual positioning for having a bowel movement using a bedpan promotes and contributes to constipation. In constipation, there is decrease defecation reflex, increase tightening of the anal sphincter and decrease colon motility.

Increase defecation reflex, decreased tightening of the anal sphincter and increase colon motility are not related to constipation.

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But this a gastrostomy tube. No aspiration precautions with G-tube.

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The largest organ in the system is the skin. It protects and supports our body. We must take care of it. Many people will rub lotion on it because the skin can dry out and needs moisture. Other people will rub sunscreen on it so that the sun will not damage their skin. When someone applies something like lotion or sunscreen to their skin, this term is referred to as subcutaneous.

Subcutaneous mostly means that it is also applied to underneath the skin. An example of this is the subcutaneous injection. This means that a shot or needle is place just underneath the skin. If a person is dehydrated, then a subcutaneous injection may be needed because this person needs moisture under the skin.

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There are various different nursing schools in the United States. The best ones among these are, Duke University Durham NC, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD, and University of Washington Seattle WA. Nursing is a professional that belongs to the health care sector and it is primarily focused on the care of people so as to allow them to return back to their optimal health.

Nursing is quite a technical job and hence, it requires a couple of years of professional study. Nurses often assist doctors and surgeons in the hospitals and there are a range of specializations within this area.

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The correct answer to this question is D. A patient who acts angry could be reacting to discomfort, threats, or change. It is important that the Personal Care Assistant remain calm and objective when evaluating behaviors such as anger. While Mrs. Harris can still communicate with her patient, it is best not to be accusatory in case it angers him further.

If Mrs. Harris were to talk to her peers about this patient, it could be seen as gossiping; so that is not the best answer, either. Finally, pretending the patient is someone else does not help solve the problem, which could affect the level of care she provides. The best solution is the talk to her supervisor to figure out the best course of action.

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D. Support the patient in a sitting position and wait a minute or so to see if the dizziness goes away If a patient felt dizzy when he or she tried to get up from lying down, the best thing that you can do is to support him or her to a sitting position and let the patient remain in that position for some time to check if the dizziness will go away.

You can advise the patient to breathe deeply for a few minutes to help get rid of the dizziness. If the patient feels okay after a few minutes, you can try to help the patient get up again by moving him or her slowly.

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