You begin your career in an acute care hospital as a newly licensed RN. During your orientation, you observe your preceptor checking gastric feeding tube placement by injecting air and auscultating the abdomen, stopping continuous enteral tube feedings before a patient is turned or repositioned, and instilling normal saline solution before endotracheal suctioning. You know that ALL three (3) of these practices are currently NOT supported by nursing evidence.When asked, your preceptor responds, “This is the way we have always cared for patients with tube feedings and diarrhea.” You prepare to talk to this peer about necessary changes in nursing […]
What have the studies found in infant size difference between mothers who smoked and mothers who did not? furthermore how do these studies qualify their subjects as equal starting points since all pregnancies are different?