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Connor Black is an 18-month-old child who is in the hospital for long-term antibiotics to treat cellulitis resulting from a spider bite.

Connor Black is an 18-month-old child who is in the hospital for long-term antibiotics to treat

cellulitis resulting from a spider bite. His parents have not been at his bedside much during his

hospital stay. When they are here, Connor continues to play with his toys giving little attention to

them. His mom is voicing frustration about his lack of response to her after being gone for

several days. She has been overheard making comments to her boyfriend about how the

"Nurses are trying to take my son away from me. Look, he won't even acknowledge me now."


  1. As Connor's nurse, how do you respond to this mother?
  2. Why?

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I will respond to this mother by telling her that the symptoms of cellulitis have not yet disappeared because... View the full answer

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It is important to approach the mother in a non-threatening, non-confrontational manner and use therapeutic communication... View the full answer

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