Which interventions should a nurse use when caring for a hepatitis-infected child? Providing a low-fat, well-balanced diet Teach parents not to give their children any over-the-counter drugs. Not all medications are created equal; some can actually make the disease worse! Help families understand that infection does not mean they will necessarily develop symptoms; many people who are infected do not know it.
Hepatitis is the term used to describe inflammation of the liver. The two main types of hepatitis are viral and alcoholic. Viral hepatitis includes both hepatitis A and E viruses. Hepatitis A virus (HAV) primarily affects young adults but can infect anyone of any age. Hepatitis E virus (HEV), often referred to as the "carrier state virus," can be found in the feces of someone who is infected with it but cannot transmit itself through contact with saliva or stool. It can be transmitted through eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated by feces. People who work with animals or eat uncooked meat products such as pork chop without properly cooking it can get HEV from animal to human or human to human.
The best way to prevent hepatitis is to avoid exposure to the virus in the first place. This can only be done by following proper hygiene practices.
Which of the following precautions should a nurse take with a hepatitis A patient? All clients, including those with hepatitis A, are subjected to standard procedures to avoid the transmission of blood and other fluids. These include: • Using a mask when administering care • Applying as much pressure to wounds as possible • Following protocols for handling contaminated equipment • Reporting any symptoms of illness
The patient's blood should be tested for antibodies against the virus after recovery. If positive, the person has been infected with the virus and is immune to it. This type of testing is necessary because patients may not show any signs of infection and could therefore transmit the disease before they know they have it.
People who do not know they are infected can protect others by following these guidelines: • Avoid close contact with anyone who shows signs of having the flu. Stay away from people who appear to be sick. • Get vaccinated yearly against the flu. The vaccine contains inactivated viruses that will not cause illness but will give you immunity against them. There is also a nasal spray form of the vaccine available if you cannot receive shots.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects such as phones keys desks etc..
A. Adequate nourishment. B. Safe sleeping environment. C. Regular exercise. D. Relief from pain. E. Opportunities to relax.
Never try to force your child to take medicine that is not needed. Most often, symptoms can be helped with other types of treatment. See the specific topic that covers your child's main symptom for other treatment options. If you think your child's condition requires medicine, talk with your doctor. He or she may be able to suggest some alternatives if necessary.
It is important to understand that simply because a drug is available does not mean it is appropriate for every child or adult illness or condition. Your doctor should always be consulted before administering any medications.
If your child will not take his or her medicine, they will soon become sick again. When you show love and respect for your child by listening to him or her when he or she complains about taking his or her medicine, this will help get children more interested in doing what needs to be done for their health.
Children who do not take their medicines regularly may suffer from an illness episode that is longer or more severe than if they had taken their pills as prescribed. This can lead doctors to believe that the cause of your child's problem is more serious than it actually is. For example, if your child has a cold but refuses to take his or her antibiotics, then bacteria may grow enough to cause a ear infection instead. This would be worse for your child than just having a cold.
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