A client is admitted with inflammatory bowel syndrome (Crohn’s disease). Which nursing measures would be included in the client’s care plan?

Select all that apply.
  1. high-fat diet
  2. lactulose therapy
  3. daily weight
  4. corticosteroids
Numbers 3 and 4 are correct.
Rationale: Daily weight provides information about fluid balance and effectiveness of the therapy regime. Corticosteroids taken on a short-term basis are known to reduce the inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease. A high-fat diet may exacerbate the diarrhea associated with Crohn’s disease. Lactulose would promote peristalsis and would be contraindicated.