Fastens the tube to the gown with tape.
Places the patient supine while giving a bath.
Performs oral care for the patient.
Elevates the head of the bed 45 degrees.
Feedback is given immediately
Feedback focused on one issue
Feedback offers concrete details
Feedback identifies ways to improve
Feedback focuses on changeable things
Feedback is specific about what is done incorrectly only.
Administer oral pain medication to the patient who had surgery 3 days ago
Make a referral to the homecare nurse for a patient who is being discharged in 2 days.
Complete wound care for a patient with a wound drain that has an increased amount of drainage since last shift
Notify the health care provider of the decreased level of consiousness in the patient who had surgery 2 days ago
The patient who transferred out of intensive care an hour ago
The patient who requires teaching on new medications before discharge
The patient who had a vaginal hysterectomy 2 days ago and is being discharged tomorrow
The patient who is experiencing some bleeding problems following surgery earlier today
Total patient care
Nurse-physician collaborative practice
Use of resources
Assessing vital signs
Changing IV dressing
Administering a bed bath
Explaining to the patient the preoperative preparation before the surgery in the morning
Administering the ordered antibiotic to the patient before surgery.
Obtaining the patient's signature on the surgical informed consent
Assisting the patient to the bathroom before leaving for the operating room
Inviting the physician to attend the practice council meeting
Participating in physician morning rounds
Placing physician photos and names in unit newsletter
Contacting physician promptly to discuss patient problems
Providing a list of physician contact numbers to all staff nurses
The nurse explains the side effects of the new blood pressure med ordered for the patient
The nurse asks the patient to rate pain on a scale of 0 to 10 before administering pain meds
After completing the teaching, the nurse observes the patient draw up and administer and insulin injection
The nurse changes the patient's leg ulcer dressing using aseptic technique
Case managers provide all patient care
Multidisciplinary care plans are used
Case managers coordinate discharge planning
Staffing is expensive and may not decrease care costs
Communication with health care team members is important
Model helps to improve patient safety and quality
Use of resources
Clinical decision making
Being sensitive to the group's feelings
Recognizing others for their contributions
Developing listening skills and being aware of personal motivation
Assuming primary responsibility for planning, implementation, follow-up, and evaluation.
I need to stop eating red meat.
I will increase the servings of fruit juice to four a day.
I will make sure that I eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly.
I will not eat so many dark green vegetables and eat more yellow vegetables.
Sit the patient upright in a chair
Give liquids at the end of the meal
Place food in the strong side of the mouth
Provide thin foods to make it easier to swallow
Feed the patient slowly, allowing time to chew and swallow
Encourage patient to lie down and rest for 30 minutes after eating.
Raise head of the bed to 90 degrees
Turn patient to left lateral decubitus position
Notify health care provider immediately
Have patient perform valsava maneuver
Placing an order for an x-ray film exam to check position
Confirming the distal mark on the feeding tube after taping
Testing the pH of the gastric contents and observing the color
Auscultating over the gastric area as air is injected into the tube
Gastric pH of 4.0 during placement check
Weight gain of 1 pound over the course of a week
Active bowel sounds in the 4 abdominal quadrants
Gastric residual aspirate of 350 mL for the second consecutive time
A 55 year old obese man recently diagnosed with diabetes mellitus
A recently widowed 76 year old woman recovering from a mild stroke
A 22 year old mother with a 3 year old toddler who had tonsillectomy surgery
A 46 year old man recovering at home following coronary artery bypass surgery