Management of acute diarrheaBreastfeeding and the management of acute diarrheaUse of antidiarrheal medications for acute diarrhea4.Explain two oral rehydration strategies for this patient, including pros and cons of each.5.Describe the diagnostic tests the nurse anticipates and the associated nursing implications.6.Discuss factors that impact dehydration risk for this patient.AD Nursing Pediatric Nursing Case Study 3: Neurology 20 PointsDirections:Read the case study and answer the questions.
Case Study:K.G. is a 5 year old kindergarten student that is brought to the ER by his mother after she witnessed apparent seizure activity. His mother describes it as jerking of both arms and legs, and that he wouldn’t answer when she called his name. She doesn’t remember much else, thinks it might have lasted a few minutes, but she is not sure “it seemed like forever”. She doesn’t know any family history, K.G. is adopted and health records were not provided. He has never had an episode like this
before. Upon examination K.G. appears lethargic, makes eye contact when his name is called, but quickly drifts back to sleep. Vital Signs are unremarkable, shorts are damp and there is a urine smell. K.G.’s right arm is in a cast and there is ecchymosis on his right chest and abdomen. Upon questioning his mother reports he fell off the jungle gym at school last week.1.What is the most likely diagnosis for this patient? Why?2.What is the first assessment the nurse should perform? Provide rationale.3.Discuss the key points the nurse will use in clinical decision making for each of these areas:Types of Seizures and Impact on Nursing InterventionsPatient Safety and SeizuresPatient Age and Seizures4.Describe the diagnostic tests the nurse anticipates and the associated nursing implications. Include the impact of the patient’s age and nursing strategies to address this.5.How should the nurse explain what a seizure is to K.G.?
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