Which intervention should a nurse use when administering oxygen by face mask to a client?
A. Secure the elastic band tightly around the client s head. B. Assist the client to the semi-Fowler s position if possible. C. Apply the face mask from the client s chin up over the nose. D. Loosen the connectors between the oxygen equipment and humidifier.
It is important for a patient to be seated and positioned correctly when administering and performing different procedures. The main position is called the Fowler’s position. When the patient is in the full Fowler’s position, he or she is sitting at a ninety degree angle.
His or her back is straight and his or her legs are straight out. His or her knees could be bent. If a patient is being positioned in a semi-fowler position, then his or her back is at a forty-five degree angle.
Therefore, he or she is leaning back more than the full Fowler position. If a nurse is administering oxygen by a face mask to a client, he or she will assist the client to the semi-fowler position if possible.
Assist the client to the semi-fowler\ s position if possible.-rationale: by assisting the client to the semi-fowlers position, the nurse promotes easier chest expansion, breathing, and oxygen intake. the nurse should secure the elastic band so that the face mask fits comfortably and snugly rather than tightly, which could cause irritation. the nurse should apply the face mask from the clients nose down to the chin not vice versa. the nurse should ensure that the connectors between the oxygen equipment and humidifier are airtight; loosened connectors can cause loss of oxygen.client needs category: physiological integrityclient needs subcategory: pharmacological and parenteral therapiescognitive level: applicationreference: craven, r.f., and hirnle, c.j. fundamentals of nursing: human health and function, 5th ed. philadelphia: lippincott williams & wilkins, 2007, p. 852.