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A new nurse attends a risk management class on the indications and legal implications of using chemical restraints to maintain client safety. Which prescriptions should the nurse question before giving? A. Haloperidol for a patient with a fall history who keeps getting out of bed without assistance. B. Lorazepam for a patient who is extremely agitated and in ETOH withdrawal. C. Propofol for a patient who is intubated and receiving mechanical intubation.
A. The use of a psychotropic drug is not the standard treatment for a patient with a hx of falls and keeps getting out of bed without assistance. The least restrictive measure should be implemented first such as bed alarm, sitter, or assistive devices to ensure patient safety. Benzodiazepines (Lorazepam) are standard treatment to control agitation in a withdrawing patient and Propofol is standard treatment to sedate a patient that is receiving mechanical ventilation.
The male client had a hemicolectomy. The client is now refusing to wear the prescribed sequential compression devices (SCDs). What is the most important for the nurse to communicate to the client?
The most important aspect of a client's refusal for treatment or therapy is to make sure that they are informed of the potential results of the refusal. This includes being made aware of all of the possible complications (including worse case scenario, which is usually death), and this should be documented.
________ delivers unoxygenated blood to the lungs.
The pulmonary artery delivers UNoxygenated blood away from the heart and to the lungs to be REoxygenated and brought back to the heart through the pulmonary veins and into the left atrium.
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