Tutor profile: Alyssa P.
Subject: Nutrition and Wellness
List the 6 nutrients and explain what each does for the body. Then list a food that is rich in that nutrient.
a. Carbohydrates-body’s’ main source of energy i. Food: pasta, rice, cereal, bread, potatoes, fruits b. Protein-builds and repairs muscle, tissues and cells i. Food: Meats, fish, beans, nuts, tofu, dairy c. Fat-stores energy. Insulates body tissue. Maintains body temperature. Cushions body. i. Food: avocado, meats, oils, nuts, seeds d. Water-lubricates body. Cools body. Cleanses and removes waster through urine. i. Food: juices, all fruits and veggies e. Vitamins-maintains and regulates body function. Helps fight infection. i. Food: All foods especially fruits and veggies f. Minerals-maintains and regulates body function. Helps build and strengthen bones. i. Food: All foods especially fruits and veggies.
Nurse Perry is caring for a female client with type 1 diabetes mellitus who exhibits confusion, light-headedness, and aberrant behavior. The client is still conscious. The nurse should first administer: a. I.M. or subcutaneous glucagon. b. I.V. bolus of dextrose 50%. c. 15 to 20 g of a fast-acting carbohydrate such as orange juice. d. 10 U of fast-acting insulin.
Answer C. This client is having a hypoglycemic episode. Because the client is conscious, the nurse should first administer a fast-acting carbohydrate, such as orange juice, hard candy, or honey. If the client has lost consciousness, the nurse should administer either I.M. or subcutaneous glucagon or an I.V. bolus of dextrose 50%. The nurse shouldn’t administer insulin to a client who’s hypoglycemic; this action will further compromise the client’s condition.
If x2 - y2 = -12 and x + y = 6, find x and y.
x2 - y2 = (x - y)(x + y) = -12 : given 6(x - y) = -12 : substitute x + y by 6 (x - y) = -2 : solve for x - y (x - y) = -2 and x + y = 6 : 2 by 2 system. x = 2 , y = 4
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