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August 14, 2019

What assessments are indicated based on this nursing diagnosis?

Principles and Practices of Rehabilitation You are assigned to care for David Ramsey, a 22-year-old male patient who sustained a back injury secondary to being thrown from a motorcycle. He did not damage the spinal cord, but the computed tomography revealed a compression fracture at L-2 (lumbar area). David complains […]
August 14, 2019

What factors may be contributing to the urinary incontinence?

Health Care of the Older Adult The nurse working at the senior center notices Mrs. Jones, a 78-year-old, crying. The nurse approaches Mrs. Jones and asks if she needs help. Mrs. Jones states “I am so embarrassed. I had another accident and my pants are all wet. It’s like I’m […]
August 14, 2019

What are benefits of epidural versus systemic administration of opioids?

Pain Management Mr. Rogers is 2 days postoperative of a thoracotomy for removal of a malignant mass in his left chest. His pain is being managed via an epidural catheter with morphine (an opioid analgesic). As the nurse assumes care of Mr. Rogers, he is alert and fully oriented, and […]
August 14, 2019

What are possible causes of a low potassium level?

Fluid and Electrolytes: Balance and Disturbance Mrs. Dean is 75-year-old woman admitted to the hospital for a small bowel obstruction. Her medical history includes hypertension. Mrs. Dean is NPO. She has a nasogastric (NG) tube to low continuous suction. She has an IV of 0.9% NS at 83 mL/hr. Current […]
August 14, 2019

Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome

Shock and Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome Adam Smith, 77 years of age, is a male patient who was admitted from a nursing home to the intensive care unit with septic shock secondary to urosepsis. The patient has a Foley catheter in place from the nursing home with cloudy greenish, yellow-colored […]
August 14, 2019

What does the CNS describe as the goals of chemotherapy?

Oncology: Nursing Management in Cancer Care The oncology clinical nurse specialist (CNS) is asked to develop a staff development program for registered nurses who will be administering chemotherapeutic agents. Because the nurses will be administering a variety of chemotherapeutic drugs to oncology patients, the CNS plans on presenting an overview […]
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