The nurse teaches a male client ways to reduce the risks associated with furosemide therapy.
Which of the following indicates that he understands this teaching?
A . “I’ll be sure to rise slowly and sit for a few minutes after lying down.”
B . “I’ll be sure to walk at least 2C3 blocks every day.”
C . “I’ll be sure to restrict my fluid intake to four or five glasses a day.”
D . “I’ll be sure not to take any more aspirin while I am on this drug.”
(A) This response will help to prevent the occurrence of postural hypotension, a common side effect of this drug and a common reason for falls.
(B) Although walking is an excellent exercise, it is not specific to the reduction of risks associated with diuretic therapy.
(C) Clients on diuretic therapy are generally taught to ensure that their fluid intake is at least 2000C3000 mL daily, unless contraindicated.
(D) Aspirin is a safe drug to take along with furosemide.
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