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18.The PN understands that the elderly client should drink at least 30 mL/kg of fluid each day with a minimum of 1500 mL/day. The client weighs 80 kg. How many mL of fluid should the client drink per day?19.When using an 8-ounce drinking glass, how many glasses should the client drink per day to ingest 2400 mLof fluid in 1 day?20.The PN assesses the client for signs of dehydration. Which indicates dehydration in the elderly?21.The PN understands which concept is important when addressing the client’s physiological and psychosocial needs?
22.Which is most important to report to the HCP?23.Which laboratory finding is of most concern to the PN?24.The PN anticipates that the client will receive which treatment for pernicious anemia?25.The PN prepares to administer the first dose of vitamin B-12 via intramuscular injection. Which technique is correct?Use a 1 to 1 ½ inch needle.Mr. Reedle’s pernicious anemia improves after several months of treatment with B-12 injections; however, he understands that he will most likely need this treatment for the rest of his life. The PN and other members on Mr. Reedle’s healthcare team continue to care collaboratively for Mr. Reedle as he lives in the assisted living facility. He does not experience further complication of his benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and his diabetes is controlled with well balanced meals, frequent blood glucose checks, and self-administration of insulin. Mr. Reedle states that he enjoys the independence that the assisted living facility allows, but he is also grateful for the assistance and oversight of the healthcare team.