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CARE OF THE CLIENT WITH A CESIUM IMPLANT FOR CANCER OF THE CERVIX

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what is the big danger to staff when caring for a client with cesium implant?
radiation hazard
what are the three principles to protect yourself from radiation hazard?
time, distance, shielding
will the woman with a cesium implant have a foley?
yes
from where should the nurse provide care to the client with cesium implant?
head of the bed
how can the woman with cesium implant move in bed?
only from side to side
what four symptoms should be reported to the MD
profuse vaginal discharge, elevated temp, nausea, vomiting

these indicate infection and perforation
should the pregnant staff care for a client with cesium implant?
no
can the woman with a cesium implant have the HOB elevated?
yes only 45 degrees max
from where should the nurse talk to the client
the entrance of the room
is bed rest necessary when a woman has cesium implant in place?
yes absolute bed rest
what type of diet is this woman on?
low residue
no nurse should attend the client more than ______ hours per day
one half hour
what would you do if the implant came out?
pick it up with forceps only- never touch with hand even if you are wearing gloves
should the nurse provide peri care for the client with an implant?
no, risk of radiation hazard