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child¶s LOC and also will look for signs of irritability, vomiting, and lethargy. Color, motion, and sensation of the extremities are
concerns in a neurovascular assessment. Changes in pupillary reaction most often are noted in conditions related to increased
intracranial pressure. The presence of petechiae in the sclera is an objective sign of leukemia.
376. Safety A leading causes of accidental death in the adolescent population is improper use of firearms. Before implementing
firearm safety goals, the nurse needs to obtain baseline data about a firearm safety history, which is done in option 3. Option 2
may then be indicated. Option 1 may or may not be effective at some point for this client. Option 4 is unreasonable.
377. Down's Syndrome
Children with Down syndrome have an increased risk for developing leukemia compared with the
average child. The other statements also could be true, but the nurse should first gather baseline data to determine the cause of
the bruising before making other assumptions.
378. Cerebral Palsy...
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