Maternal / Newborn Question #52

Question

A nurse is assessing a six-year-old diagnosed with urinary tract infection. The mother states the child has been running a low-grade temperature and came home from school with saturated underwear that had an odor. Which instructions by the nurse to the mother are most appropriate? Select all that apply.

Answers

  1. Instruct to wipe front to back after voiding and defecating.
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  2. Instruct to take all antibiotics until gone.
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  3. Instruct to drink 800 mL of fluids daily.
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  4. Instruct to avoid taking bubble baths.
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Overview

Explanation

The correct answers are A, B, D. Children with UTI may avoid the risk of having the infection by correct wiping front to back, avoiding bubble baths, and to take all antibiotics until completed. Selection C is incorrect since more fluids than 800 mL are needed. Children in this age group tend to require instruction on management of UTI and hygiene.

Learning Outcomes

Test Taking Tip

The correct answers are A, B, D. Children with UTI may avoid the risk of having the infection by correct wiping front to back, avoiding bubble baths, and to take all antibiotics until completed. Selection C is incorrect since more fluids than 800 mL are needed. Children in this age group tend to require instruction on management of UTI and hygiene.

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