The nurse should advise the mother of a toddler suspected of having inworms to do the cellophane tape test at which of the following times?
1. Before bathing.
2. After a bowel movement.
3. While the child is asleep.
4. After a meal.
Pinworms come out of the rectum during the nighttime and early morning hours. Therefore, the best time to apply the tape to get results is while the child is asleep.
CN: Physiological adaptation; CL: Apply