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. healthy foods.
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.
If possible. keep the other bed in the room unassigned to provide privacy and comfort to the family.
Contact the physician to report the unusual rituals and activities.
A one-week postoperative coronary bypass patient. who is being evaluated for placement of a pacemaker prior to discharge.
A suspected myocardial infarction patient on telemetry. just admitted from the Emergency Department and scheduled for an angiogram.
A patient with unstable angina being closely monitored for pain and medication titration.
A postoperative 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. allowing fewer injections.
Sudden weight gain.
Decreased blood pressure.
Slow. shallow breathing.
Monitor urine output.
Monitor respiratory rate.
Monitor heart rate.
Apply heat to the painful area.
Apply an elastic bandage to the leg.
X-ray the leg.
Give pain medication.