Call the physician immediately.
Administer the prescribed antiemetic.
Check the patency of the nasogastric tube for any obstruction.
Change the patient’s position.
Reassure him that the nurses will not hurt him
Let him perform his own activities of daily living
Handle him gently when assisting with required care
Complete A.M. care quickly as possible when necessary
Notify his physician.
Take his vital signs again in 15 minutes.
Take his vital signs again in an hour.
Place the patient in shock position.
A depressed fontanel
Bleeding from ears
An elevated temperature
“I exercise every other day.”
“My father died of Myasthenia Gravis.”
“My cholesterol is 180.”
“I smoke 1 1/2 packs of cigarettes per day.”
It has positive inotropic and negative chronotropic effects
The positive inotropic effect will decrease urine output
Toxixity can occur more easily in the presence of hypokalemia, liver and renal problems
Do not give the drug if the apical rate is less than 60 beats per minute.
Use of stool softeners.
Gagging while toothbrushing.
Lifting heavy objects
Take the pulse rate once a day, in the morning upon awakening
May be allowed to use electrical appliances
Have regular follow up care
May engage in contact sports
“Pain will become less each day.”
“This is a normal reaction after surgery.”
“With a pillow, apply pressure against the incision.”
“I will give you the pain medication the physician ordered.”
Are expected to experience chronic pain
Have a decreased pain threshold
Experience reduced sensory perception
Have altered mental function
The patient is having an allergic reaction to the drug.
The patient needs a higher dose of this drug
This is normal side-effect of AtSO4
The patient is anxious about upcoming surgery
Put the client in modified Trendelenberg’s position.
Administer oxygen at 100%.
Monitor urine output every hour.
Administer Demerol 50mg IM q4h
"Good evening, Mr. Pablo. Wasn’t it a pleasant day, today?"
"Mr, Pablo, you must be so worried, I’ll leave you alone with your thoughts.
“Mr. Pablo, you’ll wear out the hospital floors and yourself at this rate."
"Mr. Pablo, you appear anxious to me. How are you feeling about tomorrow’s surgery?"