A business tycoon is admitted to a cardiac unit for having had a mild heart attack. A couple of days later in the middle of writing a report, the patient requests equipment to attend a conference call from his workplace. What conversation should the nurse have to try to encourage the patient to make his health of greater importance than his work?
A patient has been brought into the Emergency Department accompanied by by-standers who saw the patient collapse in the street. The patient is unconscious. How should the nurse proceed to assess the patient?
A nurse is caring for a quadriplegic patient who is unable to perform any self-care activities and has a Foley urinary catheter. What risk diagnosis should the nurse document for this patient? How should the nurse prioritize the risks?
A nurse is taking care of a patient with chronic orthostatic hypotension admitted to a med/surg unit. The nurse identifies a drop in systolic pressure of at least 25 mm of Mercury and the patient report dizziness and feeling of being ready to faint. What interventions by the nurse should BE taken to preserve patient safety?
A nurse is planning to give discharge instructions to a female patient who has been treated with IV and antibiotics for a urinary tract infection. What advice should the nurse plan to give to prevent future UTIs?
A student beginning a professional nursing program plans to write a research paper. What steps does the student have to follow in writing the paper? What sources should the student consider as most reliable?