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Which statement by the client with myasthenia gravis indicates a need for further instruction before discharge?

1. "I realize I need to be sure I take my medications at the scheduled times."
2. "I won't be drinking anymore gin and tonics!"
3. "I am looking forward to taking a really long, hot bubble bath when I get home."
4. "I am not going to train for the triathlon this year."

Explanation

Extremes of temperature may cause an exacerbation of myasthenia gravis. Alcohol and quinine water may increase weakness. Medications should be taken on time to maintain blood levels and thus muscle strength. The client should avoid energy activities that will cause excessive fatigue. Options 1, 2, and 4 reflect positive adaptation to the changes caused by the disease process.

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Andrew
Member since: April 2011
(Boynton Beach,FL) Original question source

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