Newborn Lars Has a Mitochondrial Disorder That Causes Lack of Muscle
Newborn Lars has a mitochondrial disorder that causes lack of muscle tone,the inability to nurse,and the potential of not being able to safely eat or drink by mouth long-term.What is the approach of choice for nutrition when a patient will be unable to eat for a prolonged period of time?
D)total parenteral nutrition
Your friend Leila has had several miscarriages;therefore,her doctor has prescribed daily heparin injections to reduce the risk of miscarriage with her current pregnancy.Leila dislikes self-administered injections and asks you if heparin pills might be available instead.What should you tell her?
A)Yes,heparin is available in pill form and easily obtainable.
B)No,heparin is destroyed by stomach acids.
C)Yes,heparin pills are available but very expensive and not covered by most insurance.
D)No,not enough people take it daily to make it cost-effective.
A physician is most likely to order a gastric tube when a patient .
A)is extremely frightened of injections
B)is expected to be in ICU for several days following surgery
C)has difficulty swallowing pills
D)will be unable to take nourishment by mouth for a very extended period of time
Gastric tubes are sometimes called .