A patient,age 41,has had a total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy for endometriosis.She asks the nurse if she will have "hot flashes." What knowledge will guide the nurse's response?
A Gram stain smear of the patient's discharge reveals the presence of Neisseria gonorrhoeae.He tells the nurse that he had sexual contact with a new girlfriend but does not think he was exposed to gonorrhea because she did not appear to have any disease.Which information should the nurse include in response to his comment?
The young husband of a patient who has been scheduled for a hysterectomy because of the discovery of ovarian cancer in both ovaries says to the nurse,"Please go talk to my wife.She is real upset and says she won't be a 'woman' anymore." What is the nurse's most therapeutic response?
The nurse provides discharge teaching for a patient regarding her activity level as she recovers from her modified radical mastectomy.Which statement by her indicates to the nurse that the teaching has been successful?
On the fourth postoperative day after a modified radical mastectomy,the nurse finds the patient with her back to the nurse.She is crying and tells the nurse she feels ugly and is worried that her husband will not be in love with her anymore.The nurse bases subsequent nursing interventions on what diagnosis?
A 20-year-old patient presents in the emergency room with a temperature of 103°F,blood pressure of 92/58,headache,and desquamation of both palms.What should the nurse make sure to ask about during the interview?