Absent deep tendon reflexes
Tremors at rest
Sit with the client for a few minutes.
Administer an analgesic.
Inform the nurse manager.
Call the physician immediately.
Cranial nerves I and II.
Cranial nerves III and V.
Cranial nerves VI and VIII.
Cranial nerves IX and X.
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.”