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Question 1 See full question A nurse is caring for an adolescent who has been diagnosed with a spleen laceration resulting from a skateboard accident. Which nursing diagnosis should be the highest priority? You Selected: Deficient fluid volume (hemorrhage) Correct response: Deficient fluid volume (hemorrhage) Explanation: Deficient fluid volume(hemorrhage) is of highest priority because the spleen is a vascular organ. Laceration may lead to hemorrhage. Risk for injury related to unsteady gait isn't indicated in this situation. Disturbed body image isn't a concern because the adolescent doesn't have a visible injury. Although the adolescent may be placed on bed rest for 5 to 7 days, Impaired physical mobility isn't the priority nursing diagnosis. Question 2 See full question The parents of an adolescent girl have recently learned that their daughter has a terminal illness. At first, as they try to cope, they display avoidance behaviors. Then they demonstrate behaviors that indicate possible acceptance of the diagnosis. Which behavior indicates acceptance? You Selected: Expression of feelings, such as sorrow and anger, about the girl's condition Correct response: Expression of feelings, such as sorrow and anger, about the girl's condition Explanation: The ability to express feelings and relate them to the diagnosis is the first step in accepting the situation. Failing to recognize the seriousness of the girl's condition despite physical evidence, intellectualizing about the illness in areas unrelated to the girl's condition, and avoiding staff, family members, or the girl herself are all avoidance behaviors that represent a parent's inability to cope with the situation. Question 3 See full question Which child should the nurse identify as being most at risk for an episode of major depression? You Selected:
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a 14-year-old female who recently moved to a new school after her parents' divorce Correct response: a 14-year-old female who recently moved to a new school after her parents' divorce Explanation: Children who experience serious losses, especially multiple losses, such as old friends or a parent, are more at risk for depression. Girls also are at greater risk than boys during the adolescent years. Question 4 See full question An adolescent woman, whose family is living in a cult, ran away from the group’s compound to her aunt’s house. The aunt brought the girl to the emergency department after finding multiple knife cuts in various stages of healing on the girl’s body. She is admitted to the unit because of many trauma-related symptoms. What actions should the nurse take? Select all that apply. You Selected: Teach her ways to control self-destructive behaviors such as suicide attempts, self-mutilation, and rage outbursts.
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