Pediatric Neurological and Psychosocial Disorders : Nursing Course


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A bulging fontanel is a sign of:

Increased intracranial pressure

Rationale: Confusion, seizures, an elevated BP and temperature can also be signs of increased intracranial pressure. A sunken fontanel is a sign of dehydration.


The nurse should protect the sac of a patient with spina bifida by:

Covering it with a sterile, moist dressing

Rationale: Making sure to keep the sac moist so that it does not dry out. The sac should not be moved, and chemicals, including neosporin, should not be put on the sac.


Aspirin should not be given to children because it can cause the following condition:

Reye's Syndrome

Rationale:

Tourette's disorder appears by this age:

15 years old

Rationale:

Your pediatric patient has a petechial rash, a high-pitched cry and nuchal rigidity. You suspect:

Meningitis

Rationale:

Signs of emotional abuse against a child include all of the following except:

Difficulty walking

Rationale:

Autism generally affects this type of skill:

Communicating

Rationale:

A major symptom of Reye's Syndrome is:

Persistant vomiting

Rationale:

A child diagnosed with meningitis should be in isolation for:

24 hours after antibiotics are administered

Rationale:

The nurse you are taking over for states your patient is in an opisthotonos position. This is:

An exaggerated arching of the back

Rationale:

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