The nurse comes into the patient's room and discovers that the patient's pulse oximetry reading is 91%. A. Notify the Rapid Response Team B. Assess the patient s respiratory status C. Apply supplemental oxygen D. Place patient in high-Fowler s position
Assess the patient s respiratory status A reading between 95%-100% is WNL, while a reading less than 85% is life-threatening. Since this question asks what the nurse will do FIRST, the nurse should assess before implementing an appropriate intervention. Remember ADPIE.