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What should the nurse do to help minimize calcium loss from a hospitalized client's bones?

What should the nurse do to help minimize calcium loss from a hospitalized client's bones?

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Asked by Hunt, Last updated: Aug 04, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 09, 2016

Encourage the client to walk in the hall.-rationale: calcium absorption diminishes with reduced physical activity because of decreased bone stimulation. therefore, encouraging the client to increase physical activity, such as by walking in the hall, helps minimize calcium loss. turning or repositioning the client every 2 hours wouldnt increase activity sufficiently to minimize bone loss. providing dairy products and supplemental feedings wouldnt lessen calcium loss even if the dairy products and feedings contained extra calcium because the additional calcium doesnt increase bone stimulation or osteoblast activity.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: reduction of risk potentialcognitive level: applicationreference: smeltzer, s.c., and bare, b. brunner & suddarths textbook of medical surgical-nursing, 11th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 645.
 

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