Change can be a difficult process. However, there are ways that can help reduce the stress caused by a major change. Provide a real-life example of a change that occurred at your work. Was the change effective or ineffective? Why? Utilize a change model to support your response.
The patient is an 89-year-old man with advanced COPD who was admitted to the hospital complaining of cough, shortness of breath, and fever. It was determined that he was suffering from COPD with acute bronchitis. He is supplemental oxygen dependent and also has corpulmonale. He was treated with bronchodilators, antibiotics, and a tapering dose of steroids. The patient was on “do not resuscitate” (DNR) status. The patient was becoming progressively weaker with more respiratory distress. During this hospital stay, the family members decided to initiate comfort care measures after speaking with the physician about the patient’s prognosis. The family elected […]
A patient tells the nurse that he is allergic to gluten. What would be the nurses best response to this information? a. “describe what happens to you when you eat food that contains gluten” b. “Are you allergic to any other foods?” c. “Do you adhere to gluten-free diet?” d. “I’ll write your allergy on your chart so you will be served a gluten-free diet.”