A complete history with emphasis on preceding events.
Careful assessment of vital signs.
Chest exam with auscultation.
The patient may resume normal home activities as tolerated but should avoid physical exertion and get adequate rest.
The patient should resume a normal diet with emphasis on nutritious
The patient may discontinue the prescribed course of oral antibiotics once the symptoms have completely resolved.
The patient should continue use of the incentive spirometer to keep airways open and free of secretions.
Restrict visiting hours and ask the family to limit visitors to two at a time.
Notify visitors with a sign on the door that the patient is limited to clear fluids only with no solid food allowed.
Contact the physician to report the unusual rituals and activities.
A one-week postoperative coronary bypass patient
A suspected myocardial infarction patient on telemetry
A patient with unstable angina being closely monitored for pain and medication titration.
A post-operative valve replacement patient who was recently admitted to the unit because all surgical beds were filled.
Glucagon enhances the effect of insulin in case the blood sugar remains high one hour after injection.
Glucagon treats hypoglycemia resulting from insulin overdose.
Glucagon treats lipoatrophy from insulin injections.
Glucagon prolongs the effect of insulin
The left clavicle and right lower sternum.
Right of midline below the bottom rib and the left shoulder.
The upper and lower halves of the sternum.
The right side of the sternum just below the clavicle and left of the precordium.
The frequency and intensity of bowel sounds varies depending on the phase of digestion.
In the presence of intestinal obstruction
A swishing or buzzing sound may represent the turbulent blood flow of a bruit and is not normal.
All of the above.
Irrigate the eye repeatedly with normal saline solution.
Place fluorescein drops in the eye.
Patch the eye.
Test visual acuity.
Complaints of pain during repositioning.
Scant bloody discharge on the surgical dressing.
Complaints of pain following physical therapy.
Temperature of 101.8 F (38.7 C).
Notify the physician.
Restrain the patient’s limbs.
Position the patient on his/her side with the head flexed forward.
Administer rectal diazepam.
A patient with low-grade fever
A patient who is unable to bear weight on the left foot
A patient with abdominal and chest pain following a large
A child with a one-inch bleeding laceration on the chin but otherwise well after falling while jumping on his bed.
Numbness in hands and feet.
Hypoactive bowel sounds.
Positive Chvostek’s sign.