A client has been admitted to the floor with suspected infective endocarditis. The nurse knows to look for which signs and symptoms that would indicate infective endocarditis?

Select all that apply.
  • weight gain
  • fever
  • Roth’s spots
  • murmur
  • anemia
Numbers 2, 3, 4, and 5 are correct.
Infective endocarditis is an inflammation of the inner tissues of the heart caused by an infective organism. A common mnemonic for signs and symptoms is FROM JANE, which stands for fever, Roth’s spots, Osler’s nodes, murmur, Janeway lesions, anemia, nail hemorrhage, and embolism. Other possible signs and symptoms include night sweats, weight loss, and an enlarged spleen. Weight gain is not a known indicator.