Tutor profile: Amy M.
Your patient tells you that she really wants to deliver her baby naturally and not have an epidural. Your patient asks you what can help her with the pain.
You would let the patient know that you are here to support their decision and help in anyway that you can. You could offer to help her with deep breathing exercises, offer to massage her back or legs to offer comfort, suggest extra pillows to help with positioning and comfort. You could offer soothing music or words of support and encouragement. You can also offer your patient heat or cold packs, which ever she feels that could help with the pain
Your patient has scheduled blood pressure medication at 9 am what would you do first before administering?
Check the blood pressure first before giving. If the blood pressure is low for your patient contact the MD first to see if they would like the medication given or held.
Subject: Medical Assistant
While assisting your patient to the bathroom the patient states that it has been hard to go to the bathroom and when she does it burns and she sees blood. What would you do?
I would assist the patient back to bed and let her know that I was going to call her RN right now, while in the room, and share this information. I would ask her if I could get her anything before I leave the room that would make her more comfortable.
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