Question and answer (Nursing)

The nurse admitted a 32years old female with Hemoglobin of 8.1 g/dL, and Hematocrit of 26.2%.The patient told the nurse that she takes ferrous sulfate on empty stomach. What will be the nurse advice?.

(A) Take with food to avoid upset stomach.

(B )Take with orange juice for better absorption.

(C )Monitor for constipation.

(D )All of the above.

Correct answer D.

Rationale: To avoid upset stomach take your iron with food.Orange juice will help the iron to work better. Iron(ferrous sulfate) causes constipation. So monitor for constipation.All of the above is correct.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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