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QOD 7: Use of a Nosey Cup in a Stroke Patient (Neurology/Basic Care and Comfort)

Question:

A nurse is caring for an 80-year-old client who is in rehabilitation after having a stroke. The nurse is teaching the client about how to use a nosey cup. Which of the following best describes this device?

Answer:

B.   A cup that has a portion cut out of the front

Rationale: 

A nosey cup is a type of device that may be used by some patients who have difficulty with drinking liquids. The nosey cup has a portion cut out of the front so that the patient can lift the cup to the face to drink and does not need to tilt the head back. It can be used for those with difficulties swallowing liquids.

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