Pediatric Neurological and Psychosocial Disorders : Nursing Course


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A child diagnosed with meningitis should be in isolation for:

24 hours after antibiotics are administered

Rationale: Antibiotics kill the virus or bacteria enough to prevent spreading it to others. Isolation isn't necessary after the initial 24 hours of antibiotic administration.


Autism generally affects this type of skill:

Communicating

Rationale: Autism makes people unable to have a normal attention span and lack the ability to have able communication skills with others.


A bulging fontanel is a sign of:

Increased intracranial pressure

Rationale:

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

Difficulty walking

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

Covering it with a sterile, moist dressing

Rationale:

A major symptom of Reye's Syndrome is:

Persistant vomiting

Rationale:

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:

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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