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pain medication may be required, the child should not be sedated. Intravenously administered fluids are not restricted and are
administered at a rate sufficient to keep the child¶s urine output at 1 mL/kg of body mass per hour, thus reflecting adequate tissue
perfusion. A nasogastric tube may or may not be required, but this is not the priority intervention.
Impetigo is a highly contagious bacterial infection of the skin. Fluids are important but are not a component of
the main treatment for this infection. Additionally, fluids should never be ³forced.´ Although impetigo occurs in situations of
poor hygiene, a judgmental statement as indicated in option 2 is inappropriate and nontherapeutic. The infection is
communicable for 48 hours beyond initiation of antibiotic treatment.
361. Eczema Eczema is a superficial inflammatory process involving primarily the epidermis. The major goals of management are to
relieve pruritus, lubricate the skin, reduce inflammation, and prevent or control secondary infections. Keeping the infant content
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