capstonerem10 - A client is receiving external radiation therapy Identify three(3 examples of potential adverse reactions to this therapy that can

capstonerem10 - A client is receiving external...

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A client is receiving external radiation therapy. Identify three (3) examples of potential adverse reactions to this therapy that can occur to the skin and mucous membranes. Suggested Medical Surgical Learning Activity: Radiation Therapy Skin: blanching, erythema, desquamation, sloughing, hemorrhage Mouth: mucositis, xerostomia(dry mouth) Neck: difficulty swallowing Abdomen: Gastroenteritis The nurse is caring for a client with osteoporosis. Discuss general nursing care required for this client including fall prevention techniques. (Review the Fundamentals Review Module) Suggested Fundamentals Learning Activity: Home Safety For fall prevention make sure to discard of rugs and loose carpet, place electrical cords behind furniture or close to walls, provide aids as needed, use nonskid mats in the shower, place grab bars near toilet and shower, place shower chair in the shower and provide bedside commode as needed, ensure adequate lighting. Help assess the home environment for safety hazards if possible Instruct client on adequate values of vitamin D, calcium, protein, magnesium and other trace minerals Encourage weight bearing exercises A nurse is providing education to a client who has multiple risk factors for coronary artery disease (CAD). What information regarding reducing CAD risk factors should the nurse include?

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