The most appropriate nursing order for a patient who develops dyspnea and shortness of breath would be
The nurse observes that Mr. Rodley begins to have increased difficulty breathing. She elevates the head of the bed to the high Fowler position, which decreases his respiratory distress. The nurse documents this breathing as
The physician orders a platelet count to be performed on Mrs. Delacruz after breakfast. The nurse is responsible for
Mrs. Jasmine has been given a copy of her diet. The nurse discusses the foods allowed on a 500-mg low sodium diet. These include:
The physician orders a maintenance dose of 5,000 units of subcutaneous heparin (an anticoagulant) daily. Nursing responsibilities for Mrs. Jasmine now include
The four main concepts common to nursing that appear in each of the current conceptual models are:
In Maslow’s hierarchy of physiologic needs, the human need of greatest priority is
The family of an accident victim who has been declared brain-dead seems amenable to organ donation. What should the nurse do?
A new head nurse on a unit is distressed about the poor staffing on the 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. shift. What should she do?
Which of the following principles of primary nursing has proven the most satisfying to the patient and nurse?