Nurses who give medications need to be able to calculate the proper amount of medication for the size and weight of the patient because it varies from person to person. Charting is the same way, they would need to chart the amount of urine being expelled. Nurses also need to determine the correct amount of liquids to medication ratio. Nurses who work with children measure the difference in growth and weight since the last time the child has seen the doctor. Once she has the child's information, it is plotted on a chart to determine whether the child falls into a healthy weight and height for his age(Duncan,2013).
Her history includes the recent start of a new blood pressure medication: lisinopril (Micromedex, 2013). The other medications Mrs. Baker takes are metformin, to control blood sugar (Micromedex, 2013), and hydrochlorothiazide, to eliminate excess fluid (Micromedex, 2013). When Mrs. Baker arrived in the ER, the nurse was able to ask a few questions but she then became unresponsive with difficulty breathing. The immediate goal of the emergency medical team is to stabilize the patient through restoration of homeostasis. Homeostasis is the ability of the body to maintain stability within its environment by managing external changes (Biology-online, 2013).
-Measure Oxygen Saturation In assessing Josh’s breath sounds the nurse should ask him to perform which action? -Breathe deeply through the mouth To measure capillary refill the nurse must perform which action? -Compress Josh’s nailbed The nurse plan’s to measure Josh’s oxygen saturation with a spring-tension finger clip. While the nurse is explaining the procedure Josh asks if it will hurt. Which response is best for the nurse to provide?
They have small tubes with measurements on top of them and in order to take patients’ blood, nurses have to be able to see up to which line they should fill up the blood. When patients go to see the actual doctor, if they are getting a shot, the doctor measures out how much of the vaccine they need. The doctor also uses math while checking their patients’ blood pressure and heart rate to see if these are normal. When the doctor gets the results from their blood tests, he/she is able to see what their iron and vitamin levels are. If these are low, the doctor will prescribe the patient iron and/or vitamin supplements of a certain amount.
Acute Renal Failure NU270 Assignment 6.1 7/26/2012 Patients that are in acute renal failure have many obstacles that they are faced with. The nurse should follow evidence based interventions when caring for them. Electrolyte imbalance, blood loss, infection, and nutrition are just a few of the issues the nurse must be educated about. It is important for the nurse to impose every intervention available to reduce the risk of infection in the patient experiencing acute renal failure. “Make sure appropriate hand hygiene is used.
Instead, nurses use hanging sponge holders, similar to that of over the door shoe holders, as well as a white board to count what kind and how many surgical sponges are removed as the surgery comes to an end. Lastly, surgeons can carefully conduct a wound exam in each procedure
Am implied consent is when the nurse needs to check the patients’ blood pressure, so when the nurse brings the cuff, the patients puts his arm out in an implied consent (Contracts,2012,para.2-3)! 3. Using the internet, research the Patient Care Partnership. Identify and explain three rights that the patient has according to the Patient Care Partnership. The Patient has the right to know what is wrong with him or her and to know what the treatment is in a language he or she can understand.
Her main purpose of her theory stated, nurses have to care for patients who are not able to take care of themselves. Providing assistance in self care needs and having the patients understand and learn ways of taking care of themselves the best way possible. She described the need of the patients by three titles: Universal Self Care Requisites meant the basic needs of everyone ( maintenance of air, water, food having enough rest, activity, etc.). Developmental Self Care Requisites meant more toward the mental understanding of the patient ( level of the maturation the individual obtain). The last one, Health Deviation, which meant the needs of the patient that related to their health condition.
(a) Perform calculation and adjust flow rate; (b) Observe and report subjective and objective signs of adverse reactions to IV administration; (c) Inspect insertion site, change dressing, and remove intravenous needle or catheter from peripheral veins. (d) Hanging bags or bottles of hydrating fluid. 2. According to Alfaro-LeFevre (2013) what are the two questions the nurse should ask to make decisions about his/her scope of practice and clinical decision-making? What action should the nurse take if he/she is being asked to act outside his/her scope of practice?
Level 1 comprises those who take care of healthy infants, while those in Level 2 care for ill or premature newborns. Neonatal nurses responsible for treating severely ill babies work at Level 3. They work in the intensive care unit and look after infants in incubators or on ventilators. Another important part of working as a neonatal nurse is communication, interacting with parents. Neonatal nurses need to understand the concerns of the parents and keep them well informed of their child’s condition.