Chapter 23: The Child with a Sensory or Neurological Condition
1. A parent comments that her infant has had several ear infections in the past few months. Why are infants
more susceptible to otitis media?
a. Infants are in a supine or prone position most of the time.
b. Sucking on a nipple creates middle ear pressure.
c. They have increased susceptibility to upper respiratory tract infections.
d. The eustachian tube is short, straight, and wide.
An infants eustachian tubes are short, wide, and straight, allowing microorganisms easy access to the middle
Test Bank - Introduction to Maternity and Pediatric Nursing 8e (by Leifer)
INTRODUCTION TO MATERNITY AND PEDIATRIC NURSING 8TH EDITION LEIFER TEST BANK
DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: Page 540
OBJ: 2 TOP: Otitis Media KEY: Nursing Process Step: Evaluation
MSC: NCLEX: Safe, Effective Care Environment: Safety and Infection Control
3. Which situation would cause the nurse to suspect a hearing impairment?
DIF: Cognitive Level: Analysis REF: Page 540
OBJ: 3 TOP: Hearing Impairment
KEY: Nursing Process Step: Data Collection
MSC: NCLEX: Health Promotion and Maintenance: Prevention and Early Detection of Disease
4. What is the best way for the nurse to communicate with a 10-year-old child who has a hearing impairment?
DIF: Cognitive Level: Application REF: Page 541
DIF: Cognitive Level: Knowledge REF: Page 538
TOP: Otitis Media KEY: Nursing Process Step: Data Collection
MSC: NCLEX: Physiological Integrity: Physiological Adaptation
2. What statement by a patients mother leads the nurse to determine she understands instructions about
administering an oral antibiotic for otitis media?