Nursing care of a child with an endocrine disorder

Jalissa Twyman, 8 years old, was admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with a closed head trauma after been involved in a bicycle/motor vehicle accident. Jalissa is unconscious. The nurses caring for Jalissa document a weight loss of 1.82 kg over a 24- hour period, decreased skin turgor, and dry mucus membranes. Urine output for the same 24-hour period is 3.5 L/m2.

(a) What further assessments should the nurse perform on Jalissa?

(b) What laboratory tests would the nurse expect to be performed on Jalissa?

(c) What nursing interventions should be done for Jalissa?

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