The nurse is giving instruction to the mother of a 10 year old boy who is newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes mellitus.when attempting to teach the mother how to administer subcutaneous insulin injection tot he child, the mother tells the nurse that she is afraid of needles and cannot perform the procedure. which intervention should the nurse implement?
A) Assess the mother a parenting skills
b) ask if the father can help with the injections
c) encourage the mother to handle the needles.
d) determent if the child can administer the insulin.
ANSWER:- OPTION c) encourage the mother to handle the needles.
At first, encourage the mother and give her assurance that it will not harm her child rather it is necessary for her child . Tell or explain her that it is mandatory to give insulin injection to her child as her child have type 1 diabetes mellitus so, giving insulin injection is must.
Option a) is incorrect because here is no relation with parenting skills.
Option b is incorrect because the father may not be present at that time of giving injection.
Option d is incorrect because as the child age is 10 year so , it's natural that the child can not give injection in proper position.
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