Which nursing action is most likely to promote continuity of care?
A client is being discharged after abdominal surgery and colostomy formation to treat colon cancer.
A. Notifying the American Cancer Society of the client s diagnosis B. Requesting Meals On Wheels to provide adequate nutritional intake C. Referring the client to a home health nurse for follow-up visits to provide colostomy care D. Asking an occupational therapist to evaluate the client at home
Primary prevention refers to actions that people take that can help them avoid developing specific health problems. These problems include diseases, sicknesses, injuries, or conditions that are detrimental to the body. These behaviors are conducted before the problems occur.
This also helps to save time and also money for healthcare. Primary prevention is the practice of altering negative or unhealthy behaviors that can lead to an unfavorable condition, as well as engaging in healthier lifestyle choices. It also involves increasing your resistance to diseases if illness does occur.
Referring the client to a home health nurse for follow-up visits to provide colostomy care-rationale: many clients are discharged from acute care settings so quickly that they dont receive complete instructions. therefore, the first priority is to arrange for colostomy care. the american cancer society often sponsors support groups, which are helpful when the person is ready, but contacting this organization doesnt take precedence over ensuring proper colostomy care. requesting meals on wheels and asking for an occupational therapy evaluation are important, but these actions can occur later in rehabilitation.client needs category: safe, effective care environmentclient needs subcategory: management of carecognitive level: analysisreference: taylor, c., et al. fundamentals of nursing: the art and science of nursing care, 6th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2008, p. 179.