1. You are working as a triage nurse in a primary care clinic. You just received a phone call from a young woman who is complaining of significant discomfort related to newly diagnosed strep throat. What instructions can you provide to her to aid in symptom management in order to alleviate discomfort?
2. You are assessing a patient’s head and neck and note the following findings. Which should be reported to the health care provider?
- Tongue is midline
- White patches noted on both tonsils
- Uvula raises when patient says “Ahhh”
- Speech is slurred
- Thyroid enlarged