A patient has had a hemorrhagic stroke and was just evaluated for dysphagia by a speech therapist. Which rehabilitation order should the nurse expect?
Initiate oral diet
Teach the patient to use the affected extremity to eat
Provide a nutritional supplement to correct nutritional deficits
Initiate oral feeding with the head of the bed elevated to 30 degrees
- I am growing more and more discouraged with our curriculum materials. Does the patient have dysphagia or not and why should I have to guess? Perhaps the clue is "rehab order" and I might have felt confident in that however, there have been other questions in this program where the question asked to choose the appropriate therapy and the answer was CT scan. Since when is that a therapy? Yikes. The test questions/answers often contradict the textbook. Any educators evaluating Sherpath for your program....look elsewhere.
It's obvious 2 and 4 are incorrect...but I'm supposed to surmise if the patient has dysphagia or not?