When examining the ear with an otoscope, how should the tympanic membrane look?
While discussing the history of a 6-month-old infant, the mother tells the nurse that she took a significant amount of aspirin while she was pregnant. What question would the nurse want to include in the history?
A 17-year-old student is a swimmer on her high school’s swim team. She has had three bouts of otitis externa this season and wants to know what to do to prevent it. What should the nurse include in the instructions?
The nurse is assessing a 16-year-old patient who has suffered head injuries from a recent motor vehicle accident. Which of these statements indicates the most important reason for assessing for any drainage from the ear canal?
How should the nurse perform an examination of a 2-year-old child with a suspected ear infection?