The client should drink iced liquids before each meal.
The client should rinse his/her mouth with commercial mouth wash after every meal.
The client should rinse his/her mouth with a solution of saline and water after each meal.
The client should firmly brush his/her teeth after each meal.
Apply warm compresses to the port site.
Have the client hang their arm over the side of the bed.
Have the client perform the val salva maneuver.
.Inspect the port site for redness or swelling
Right lying with a folded towel under the puncture site.
Left lying with a folded towel under the puncture site.
Supine with the head of the bed elevated.
Prone with a small pillow under the head.
I will wash the area daily with betadine solution.
I will keep the area covered with an occlusive dressing.
I will wear clothing that does not place pressure on the area.
I will apply my usual dry skin lotion to the area.
Tell me what herbal remedies you are planning on taking. Then we can discuss their safety with your physician.
I think herbal therapies are an excellent way to control nausea related to chemotherapy.
Be sure to research the herbal therapies with the salesperson at the health food store before you start taking them.
Herbal therapies are safe and effective for everyone. I do not know why physicians do not use them more.
Call the physician.
Apply cool compresses to the site.
Apply warm compresses to the site.
Stop the infusion immediately.
I can't wait to get a tan on the top of my head.
I know my hair will fall out but, it will grow back just as it is now after the chemotherapy.
I know my hair will not fall out, because I have been using a mild shampoo.
I have decided to have my hair cut short tomorrow. I already bought my wig.
Eat spicy foods to camouflage the taste.
Frequently perform mouth care.
Drink sips of water between every mouth of food.
Use commercial mouth wash before each meal.
Start with the lower dosage of a medication then gradually increase the dose until pain relief is obtained.
Start with the higher dosage of medication then gradually decrease the dosage until pain relief is maintained.
Adjunct therapies such as relaxation exercises are useless for cancer pain relief.
Monitor medication dosage carefully in order to prevent addiction.
It is fine for the client's school age children to visit as long as they limit the visit to less than one hour.
The client will be radioactive for one month after the radiation implant is removed.
Visitors should be limited. Small children and pregnant women should not visit.
The client's urine and stool will be not be radioactive while the implant is in place.
Eradicate all of the cancer cells
Eradicate all the actively proliferating cells in the body
Eradicate the wall of the cancerous tumor
Eradicate a percentage of the cancer cells
An idntical twin
A donor other than the client
A mixture of the client's cells with another donor
Avoid using a manual razor to shave
Avoid eating raw fruits and vegetables
Avoid using power tools
Avoid eating spicy foods
Monitor platelet counts
Assess the patient for melena
Monitor WBC counts
Monitor the patient for hematemesis