A one week old male has been admitted for sepsis. The nurse knows that which of the following things are the most important to monitor closely? Select all that apply.

 

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- POC glucose

- Temperature

- Heart rate

- Number of wet diapers

- Lung sounds

Rationale

A septic patient has a harder time controlling their glucose. For infants it is especially important to monitor their temperature as they can have febrile seizures and long term effects from prolonged fever. The patient also is at increased risk of having tachycardia from hypovolemia and fever. Lung sounds are not indicated, and the wet number of diapers will be monitored but is not the priority at this time.

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