What test is given to distinguish the difference

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5. What test is given to distinguish the difference between a myasthenic and cholinergic crisis?
6.S.D. is found to have a myasthenic crisis. What is the likely treatment plan for S.D.? 7.What are the priority nursing diagnoses at this time? 9. Outline points to include in S.D.’s discharge teaching plan. Answer: While S.D. is in the hospital, you would want to review with him: o Medication therapy, including scheduling, side effects. o High-protein, high-carbohydrate diet; encourage small frequent meals, foods that can easily be chewed and swallowed, and avoidance of alcohol. o Not to take any OTC medications without the doctor's consent. o Teach family how to do the Heimlich maneuver to help in case of choking. o Signs and symptoms of each type of crisis. o Importance of wearing a Medic Alert bracelet to identify himself as having MG. o Factors that can cause a relapse of symptoms, such as infections, extreme temperatures, extensive exposure to sunlight, and emotional stress. o Scheduling adequate rest periods during the day, planning ahead to avoid undue fatigue. o Available community resources such as the MG Foundation and MG support groups.

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