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Question 29: A mother brings an infant to the health clinic for a well-baby checkup. During the assessment, the nurse measures the head circumference of the child and notes that there has been a rapid increase in size. What action should the nurse take next? You selected: Assess for signs of increased intracranial pressure. Correct Explanation: Measuring head circumference is an important determinant of brain growth and potential neurologic function. A rapid increase in size is usually indicative of hydrocephalus. Other s ... (more)
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  • Spring '16
  • Catherine McClendon
  • Nursing, bacterial meningitis

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