Renal Question #29

Question

The nurse is caring for a client hospitalized with pyelonephritis and is preparing discharge planning. Which instructions will the nurse provide the client and family for home management? (Select all that apply)

Answers

  1. Weigh daily at the same time and report gains or losses.
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  2. Eat high calorie, low protein diet.
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  3. Warm baths may be taken for pain relief.
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  4. Limit fluids to 800 mL daily.
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Explanation

The nurse should instruct the client on importance of daily weight to monitor fluid balance, eating low protein diet, and taking warm baths for pain relief. The client should drink up to 3,000 mL fluid per day and output should be at least 1500 mL/day.

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