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Example Question #44 : Other Conditions
The nurse is providing a teaching session to a client who has elevated uric acid levels. What type of diet will the nurse be teaching about?
High-calorie, high-protein diet
Correct answer: Low-purine diet
Explanation: Elevated uric acid levels is an indicator for a low-purine diet. Other indicators include gout and kidney stones. The patient should restrict the diet to foods that are low in purine.
Example Question #1 : Other Condition Follow Up
A nurse wishes to reduce the symptoms of a client with systemic lupus erythematosus. The nurse should do all of the following except:
Instruct the client to use strong soaps to cleanse skin rashes
Administer topical corticosteroids as prescribed
Instruct the client to avoid harsh sunlight and ultraviolet exposure
Administer a high-iron diet and vitamin supplements
Correct answer: Administer a high-iron diet and vitamin supplements
Explanation: Certain diets can exacerbate systemic lupus erythematosus symptoms, including diets high in iron. Diet should not be high in calories, zinc, or fats. Compounds that may provide benefits include vitamin E, vitamin A, fish oils, selenium, and flaxseed.