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7.A patient is receiving radiotherapy for an overactive thyroid gland and asks whether her milk is safe for her baby. If her treatment cannot be discontinued, what should the nurse recommend?A)Advise her that it is safe to breast-feed her baby.B)Recommend alternative medication that is compatible with breast-feeding.C)Provide her with reports that identify several categories of drugs and their potential to cause problems with breast-feeding.D)Advise her to discard her breast milk in a biohazard container, as it is unsafe for the baby.Ans: DFeedback:A breast-feeding woman who is receiving any radioactive compounds should pump her breasts during the time that breast milk is radioactive and discard the milk into a biohazard container designed for radioactive materials. Breast-feeding can resume whenthe drug is stopped and the breast milk contains no radioactivity. It is not the role of the nurse to recommend alternative medication.8.The nurse practitioner has recommended that a breast-feeding woman take her prescribed medications just before her infant takes his longest nap of the day. The woman does not understand and asks the nurse to explain. The nurse will tell the womanthat the recommendation was made toPage 4
9.A nurse is explaining to a pregnant 21-year-old college student why she cannot continueto take ibuprofen (Advil) for her headaches. The nurse draws a picture depicting drug molecules crossing the placental membrane and entering into the fetal circulation. The nurse tells the patient that the main reason this happens is because