NCLEX Quiz # 983

NCLEX Examination.

Practice Question # 983.

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Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the small intestine, usually affecting the terminal ileum. It also sometimes affects the large intestine, usually in the ascending colon. It’s slowly progressive with exacerbations and remissions.


  • Assess GI status (note excessive abdominal distention) and monitor stools for blood to determine baseline and detect changes in the client’s condition.
  • Monitor and record vital signs and intake and output, laboratory studies, daily weight, urine specific gravity, and fecal occult blood to detect bleeding and dehydration.
  • Monitor the number, amount, and character of stools to detect deterioration in GI status.
  • Administer TPN to rest the bowel and promote nutritional status.
  • Administer medications, as prescribed, to maintain or improve the client’s condition.
  • Maintain the client’s diet; withhold food and fluids as necessary to minimize GI discomfort.
  • Minimize stress and encourage verbalization of feelings to allay the client’s anxiety.

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