A student nurse is developing a care plan for a 23-year-old woman with Meniere’s disease. Which of the following would NOT be an expected intervention?

  • administer narcotic pain medication PRN as ordered
  • refer client to dietician to plan meals with reduced sodium levels
  • assist client out of bed to shower and to toilet
  • encourage client to eat several, similarly sized meals throughout the day
Number 1 is correct.
Meniere’s disease is a condition of the inner ear that causes episodes of vertigo. The client will likely require dietary changes, such as reduction in sodium. Eating smaller, evenly sized meals throughout the day may help regulate body fluids. Since the client could become dizzy or lose her balance, it would be important to assist her in ambulation to avoid a potential fall. Narcotic pain management is not typically associated with Meniere’s disease.