CPRNE 4 EDITION QUESTIONS Q180 (1)

Dave has surgery for colorectal cancer with the

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39. Dave has surgery for colorectal cancer with the formation of a colostomy. While performing a dressing change, the RPN notices that Ian’s stoma is swollen and bluish in color. What should the RPN do first? 40. Dave tells the RPN that his father died at the age of 50 from colon cancer. Dave states, “I am going to end up like my father.” How should the RPN respond to Ian? a. “You are not your father. You were diagnosed early.” b. “You think you are going to die, don’t you?” c. “You seem upset. Tell me what the physician has told you.” d. “Let’s discuss getting you home. That will cheer you up, don’t you think?”
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