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A client has newly diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). What instruction by thenurse is most important?a. “Be sure you get enough sleep at night.”b. “Eat plenty of high-protein, high-iron foods.”c. “Notify your provider at once if you get a fever.”d. “Weigh yourself every day on the same scale.”ANS: CFever is the classic sign of a lupus flare and should be reported immediately. Rest andnutrition are important but do not take priority over teaching the client what to do if he orshe develops an elevated temperature. Daily weights may or may not be importantdepending on renal involvement.The nursing student studying rheumatoid arthritis (RA) learns which facts about the disease?(Select all that apply.)A nurse is teaching a female client with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) about taking methotrexate(MTX) (Rheumatrex) for disease control. What information does the nurse include? (Selectall that apply.)
An older client returning to the postoperative nursing unit after a hip replacement isdisoriented and restless. What actions does the nurse delegate to the unlicensed assistivepersonnel (UAP)? (Select all that apply.)A nurse works with several clients who have gout. Which types of gout and their drugtreatments are correctly matched? (Select all that apply.)a. Allopurinol (Zyloprim) – Acute goutb. Colchicine (Colcrys) – Acute goutc. Febuxostat (Uloric) – Chronic goutd. Indomethacin (Indocin) – Acute goute. Probenecid (Benemid) – Chronic goutANS: B, C, D, EAcute gout can be treated with colchicine and indomethacin. Chronic gout can be treatedwith febuxostat and probenecid. Allopurinol is used for chronic gout.