Endocrine Question #9

Question

The nurse is preparing teaching guidelines for a client prescribed corticosteroid therapy for Crohn’s disease. What would be priority information for the nurse to give the patient who is prescribed long-term corticosteroid therapy? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. Expect some weight gain
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  2. Avoid aspirin and other the counter drugs
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  3. Maintain diet with high protein, calcium, and vitamin D
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  4. You may stop the medication if you have a sore throat
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Explanation

Instruction should include information about slight weight gain, voiding aspirin and other OTC drugs, and maintain diet with high protein, calcium, and vitamin D. The client should never stop the medication suddenly or change the dosage.

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