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Lab Nutrition Quiz
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a hospitalized patient has been NPO with only IV fluid intake for a prolonged period. what assessments might indicated protein-calorie malnutrition?
muscle wasting, apathy, edema
while reviewing an adult patient's chart, a nurse notes average daily intake of fluids as 2200mL/day. what will the nurse do based on this information?
continue with care; this is a normal fluid intake
a healthy, active 72-year-old woman asks a nurse if it is safe to take dietary supplements and if so, what should be taken? what would the nurse tell her?
yes, take Ca, vitamin D, and vitamin B12
what independent nursing intervention can be implemented to stimulate appetite?
encourage or provide oral care
a patient has been prescribed a clear liquid diet. what food or fluids will be served?
Jell-O, carbonated beverages, apple juice
a patient is ordered to receive continuous tube feeds through a small-bone NG tube. following placement of the tube, which nursing action would the nurse initiate to ensure correct placement of the tube?
assure that radiographic exam of the tube has been done
what is the most critical component of an enteral feeding formula?
a nurse aspirates 100mL of residual before beginning an NG tube feeding. what will the nurse do next?
begin the feeding; this amount is within normal limits
which lab test is the best indicator of a patient in need of TPN?
a nurse is caring for a newly placed gastronomy tube. which nursing action is performed correctly?
nurse dips Qtip into sterile saline solution and gently cleans around the insertion site
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