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Clinical Nursing Skills

What Should the Nurse Do?

Clinical Nursing SkillsWhat Should the Nurse Do?

What Should the Nurse Do?

Mrs. Jones, a 67-year-old female, has been experiencing frequent urination and discomfort during urination. Her primary care physician has requested a urine sample to investigate possible urinary tract issues. Mrs. Jones arrives at the clinic for urine sample collection. She is provided with a sterile urine collection container and instructions. However, during her attempt to collect the urine sample, she only manages to provide a very low volume of urine. To make matters worse, as she tries to pour the limited sample into the container, she accidentally spills some into the toilet.
1 .
What should the nurse do?
2 .
What measures could be taken to prevent similar situations in the future?
3 .
What impact might the low urine volume and loss of the initial sample have on the accuracy of Mrs. Jones’s diagnosis or treatment plan?
4 .
What should be documented in Mrs. Jones’s medical record regarding the low-volume urine sample and the spilled sample?
Jane is a 35-year-old female who visits her primary care physician with complaints of persistent gastrointestinal discomfort, abdominal pain, and irregular bowel movements. She has been experiencing these symptoms for several weeks. Her medical history is unremarkable, and she has not had any major surgeries or gastrointestinal issues in the past. Jane is generally healthy and follows a balanced diet.
5 .
Given Jane’s symptoms, what is the importance of recommending a stool sample analysis?
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What specific information could be obtained through this analysis?
7 .
What instructions should be given to Jane to ensure the procedure is conducted correctly and hygienically?
8 .
How can the healthcare provider educate Jane about the importance of proper stool sample collection, handling, and the role of stool testing in maintaining gastrointestinal health?
Sarah is a 7-year-old child who has been experiencing fatigue, pallor, and shortness of breath recently. Her parents are concerned and bring her to the pediatrician’s office for an evaluation. The healthcare provider suspects that Sarah may have iron-deficiency anemia and decides to perform capillary blood sampling to confirm the diagnosis and assess her hemoglobin and hematocrit levels.
9 .
What is capillary blood sampling?
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How does it differ from venous blood sampling?
11 .
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of using capillary blood sampling in pediatric patients like Sarah.
12 .
What is an appropriate site for capillary blood sampling in a pediatric patient?

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