(a) Never self-treat open sores.
(b) Use extreme care and proper technique when performing nail care.
Use only a proper nail clipper and cut straight across the nail.
Never pick at sores, scabs, cracked skin, or ingrown nails.
(4) Explain that the fever of an infection will cause an increase in the
metabolic rate, which will cause a change in caloric requirements. The patient with
fever should always consult with his physician.
i. The patient and his family must be aware of the signs and symptoms as well
as emergency treatment for the diabetic emergencies of ketoacidosis and insulin shock.
As discussed in paragraphs 1-73 and 1-74, reinforce the following:
Signs and symptoms.
a. This lesson has introduced the basic nursing care techniques and procedures
involved in the nursing care related to the gastrointestinal system.
b. Review the lesson objectives once again. If you feel confident that you have
achieved the lesson objectives, complete the exercises at the end of this lesson.
c. If you do not feel that you have met the lesson objectives, review the
necessary material before you attempt the end of lesson exercises.