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Clinical Nursing Skills

What Should the Nurse Do?

Clinical Nursing SkillsWhat Should the Nurse Do?

What Should the Nurse Do?

1 .
The nurse walks in and finds a patient leaning over on the bed. When asked, the patient reports trying to get up and use the restroom but suddenly felt dizzy and lightheaded. The nurse assists the patient back into bed and measures the patient’s vitals, which were BP: 98/64 mm Hg and pulse 54. What should the nurse do for this patient?
2 .
During an assessment of a patient who is two-day postoperative, the nurse notes cyanosis in the patient’s left hand. Based on this finding, what action should the nurse take next?
3 .
A 68-year-old male and his wife present at their primary care physician’s (PCP) office. The man has a history of diabetes and peripheral vascular disease. He is complaining of new pain in both legs. The nurse completes an assessment and relevant findings, including blood pressure of 148/92, no pitting edema bilaterally, and the skin of his legs and feet is cold, clammy, shiny, and thin. The patient describes pain of 5/10 when walking that is relieved within ten minutes at rest. What does the nurse believe is occurring and what should the nurse instruct the patient to do for the pain?
4 .
What cardiac diagnostic tests will the nurse analyze in an effort to create an effective nursing care plan for a patient?

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