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Terrible Reaction

Dennis, a 32-year-old construction worker, fell off a roof 2 months ago and, as a result, needs to have surgery on his ankle.

The nurse is preparing him for the surgery and begins the admission process. During the interview, Dale mentions he is a

bit nervous because his cousin had a surgery and had a “terrible reaction” to the medications. Please address the following:

1. Is the information about Dale’s cousin important? (Explain)

2. What further questions will the nurse ask?

3. When obtaining a history, how many generations back should the nurse ask about?

4. What will be done about Dale’s surgery?