A patient admitted for myocardial infarction without cardiac muscle damage.
A post-operative coronary bypass patient. recovering on schedule.
A patient with a history of ventricular tachycardia and syncopal episodes.
A patient with a history of atrial tachycardia and fatigue.
The patient is allergic to shellfish.
The patient has a pacemaker.
The patient suffers from claustrophobia.
The patient takes antipsychotic medication.
The patient is somnolent with decreased response to the family.
The patient suddenly complains of chest pain and shortness of breath.
The patient has developed a wet cough and the nurse hears crackles on auscultation of the lungs.
The patient has a fever. chills. and loss of appetite.
The patient will be admitted to the medicine unit for observation and medication.
The patient will be admitted to the day surgery unit for sclerotherapy.
The patient will be admitted to the surgical unit and resection will be scheduled.
The patient will be discharged home to follow-up with his cardiologist in 24 hours.
Monitor for fever every 4 hours.
Require visitors to wear respiratory masks and protective clothing.
Consider transfusion of packed red blood cells.
Check for signs of bleeding. including examination of urine and stool for blood.
We will bring in books and magazines for entertainment.
We will bring in personal care items for comfort.
We will bring in fresh flowers to brighten the room.
We will bring in family pictures and get well cards.
Over 60 years.
Painful cervical lymph nodes.
Night sweats and fatigue.
Nausea and vomiting.
Warn the patient to stay very still because the smallest movement will increase her pain.
Encourage the family to stay in the room for the procedure.
Stay with the patient and focus on slow. deep breathing for relaxation.
Delay the procedure to allow the patient to deal with her feelings.