Global Rationale: Cognitive Level: ApplyingClient Need: Physiological IntegrityClient Need Sub: Pharmacological and Parenteral TherapiesNursing/Integrated Concepts: Nursing Process: ImplementationLearning Outcome: 59-4Question 16Type: MCMAA patient is receiving the first ultraviolet light therapy treatment for psoriasis. What should the nurse include in this patient’s teaching?Note: Credit will be given only if all correct choices and no incorrect choices are selected.Standard Text: Select all that apply.1. The skin will appear red after the treatment.2. The patient will have one treatment a week for 6 months.3. Clearing of lesions may take 7 weeks or more.4. This is the treatment of choice for patients with psoriasis on 10% of the body.5. A photosensitizing medication may be given before the treatment.Correct Answer: 1,3,5Rationale 1: Treatment is intense enough to cause erythema.Rationale 2: Therapy is usually given three to five times a week.Rationale 3: Clearing of lesions takes an average of 7 weeks.Rationale 4: Patients with generalized psoriasis or with psoriasis over 30% of the body are generally treated with phototherapy.Rationale 5: Psoralen is given prior to exposure to ultraviolet light.
Global Rationale: Cognitive Level: ApplyingClient Need: Physiological Integrity