Preserve the patient's life based solely on clinical technology and scientific advances.
Provide relief from suffering only during the last six months of life expectancy.
Treat each patient uniformly to meet his or her needs, expectations, and cultural beliefs.
Attend to the needs of those who love and care for the dying person.
Sit up and anticipates an order for a chest x-ray.
Lie flat and prepares the patient for an echocardiogram.
Lie flat and prepares the patient for a thoracostomy.
Sit up and begins the chemotherapy infusion.
All-trans retinoic acid.
Type 1 diabetes
Spinal cord compression.
A dull, gray stoma.
A moist, bright pink stoma.
Slight bleeding from the stoma.
Air in the ostomy appliance.
Addresses the patient's concerns prior to initiating treatment.
Asks the healthcare provider to discuss the treatment with the patient..
Ensures that the consent is signed and begins treatment.
Begins administration while discussing the treatment with the patient.
Disseminated intravascular coagulation.
Syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormaone.
Tumor lysis syndrome
Allow the patient to express her feelings.
Assure the patient that the lymphedema will resolve quickly.
Take a recent history to identify the cause of the lymphedema.
Teach the patient ways to reduce the risk of recurrence of the lymphedema.