The nurse is providing care for a pediatric patient whose family culture is Hispanic. Which action
is best when the nurse notices the patient is eating poorly at meals and rejecting snacks?
Ask the family members to share the types of foods preferred by the patient.
Encourage the family to prepare and bring favorite foods to the patient.
Offer the patient a variety of healthy and nutritious foods every 2 hours.
Contact the health-care provider and ask that dietary supplements be ordered.
The nurse is attempting to collect information from the parents of a critically ill child brought to
the emergency department. The parents are from a different country, and English is their second
language. The child’s father suddenly shouts, “I cannot talk with you, care for my child now!”
Which response by the nurse is correct?
The nurse is admitting a 15-year-old girl of Asian descent for abdominal pain lasting 3 days. The
accompanying parent reports that the patient is exhibiting intense pain, vomiting, and diarrhea. The
nurse notes that the patient places her pain level at 3 on a scale of 0 to 10. Which conclusion does
the nurse draw regarding the discrepancy in the level of pain?
The nurse is completing the admission process for a pediatric patient by obtaining information
related to the patient’s culture. Which area of assessment is most important if the patient is an
A child who is 10 years of age is brought to the clinic with symptoms of a serious lower respiratory
infection. The attending adult self-identifies as a grandparent. The child states the grandparent is
the only family of the patient. Which is the most important information for the nurse to acquire
prior to treatment?
How to reach one of the patient’s parents
Which other family members live with the patient
If the grandparent has legal custody of the patient
What caused the grandparent to seek medical care
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