The pediatric nurse is preparing a child with acute lymphocytic leukemia for discharge. The discharge plan should include all but which of the following statements?

  • restrict naps to allow more complete rest at night
  • increase intake of protein, iron, and vitamin C to provide nutrients required for hemoglobin production
  • keep a food diary to evaluate dietary intake
  • restrict antacids, tetracyclines, and phosphorous salt
Number 1 is correct.
Arranging rest periods throughout the day helps promote the client’s ability to participate in an array of desired activities. Increasing intake of protein, iron, and vitamin C aids in hemoglobin production. Keeping a food diary helps document actual nutritional intake. Restricting antacids, tetracyclines, and phosphorous salts will avert absorption of iron.