High fevers can damage body cells and cause delirium

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Chapter 22 / Exercise 1
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High fevers can damage body cells and cause delirium and seizures. 4. Which patient is most at risk for the development of a pressure ulcer? 1. An older patient who is septic, bedridden, and incontinent Correct 2. An obese woman with leukemia who is receiving chemotherapy 3. A middle-aged thin man in a halo cast after a motor vehicle accident 4. An adult with type 1 diabetes mellitus admitted in diabetic ketoacidosis
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Individuals at risk for the development of pressure ulcers include those who are older, incontinent, bed- or wheel-chair bound, or recovering from spinal cord injuries. Other examples of risk factors include diabetes mellitus, elevated body temperature, immobility, and anemia.
5. Which intervention should the nurse include in the plan of care for a 56-year-old patient who is paraplegic with a stage 3 pressure ulcer?
6. When assessing a patient who is receiving cefazolin (Ancef) for the treatment of a bacterial infection, which data suggest that treatment has been effective?
7. A patient is ordered to receive acetaminophen 650 mg per rectum every 6 hours as needed for fever greater than 102° F. Which parameter would the nurse monitor, other than temperature, if the patient requires this medication?
8. The nurse determines that the patient may be suffering from an acute bacterial infection based upon which laboratory test result?

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