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Which of the following would Nurse Joyce do first? Dustin who was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease has a fever and watery explosive diarrhea.



A. Administer an antidiarrheal.
B. Notify the physician immediately.
C. Monitor the child every 30 minutes.
D. Nothing. (These findings are common in Hirschsprung’s disease.)

This question is part of Pediatric Nursing | Gastrointestinal Disorders NCLEX Quiz 8
Asked by Santepro, Last updated: Nov 21, 2020

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Answered Feb 26, 2018

Notify the physician immediately.

For the child with Hirschsprungs disease. fever and explosive diarrhea indicate enterocolitis. a life-threatening situation. Therefore. the physician should be notified directly.Option A: Generally. because of the intestinal obstruction and inadequate propulsive intestinal movement. antidiarrheals are not used to treat Hirschsprungs disease.Option C: The child is acutely ill and requires intervention. with monitoring more frequently than every 30 minutes.Option D: Hirschsprungs disease typically presents with chronic constipation.
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