Flashcard 1 - Physiological Adaptation Flashcard Set for the NCLEX-RN Exam


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dietary and sunlight modifications


The physiologic demands under which radiation therapy places a patient’s body will require the patient to make lifestyle changes/modifications that best promote his or her overall health and recovery. This is especially true if the radiation triggers vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, and/or anorexia. Proper dietary intake is important in this care. Likewise, the patient’s skin may be hypersensitive as a result of the radiation exposure so proper protection and/or reduction of exposure to sunlight will likely be necessary.

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