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What is the priority intervention for a client with a history of diabetes insipidus, who has been admitted with polyuria, polydipsia, and mental confusion?  



A. Measure the urinary output
B. Check the vital signs
C. Encourage increased fluid intake
D. Weigh the client

This question is part of Diabetes Insipidus
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C.Mila

C.Mila

Answered May 01, 2018

Today, numerous individuals have diabetes and hypertension. All together for these a huge number of patients to deal with their infection, they should take general care of their vital signs, as prescribed by their doctors. The present strategies, (for the most part a longitudinal paper log) for catching vital sign estimations are bulky, badly arranged and don't offer any sort of direct association amongst patients and doctors. Much of the time the gathered data doesn't get dealt with...Read More
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Jun 01, 2017

Check the vital signs

The large amount of fluid loss can cause fluid and electrolyte imbalance that should be corrected. The loss of electrolytes would be reflected in the vital signs. Measuring the urinary output is important, but the stem already says that the client has polyuria. Encouraging fluid intake will not correct the problem, .Weighing the client is not necessary at this time.
 

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