A 60-year-old patient is having a central line inserted because he needs parenteral nutrition.
A 60-year-old patient is having a central line inserted because he needs parenteral nutrition. The patient is awake and talking to the nurse before the procedure begins. He states he has had central lines in the past and that he “knows what to expect.” About halfway through the insertion, the patient begins to complain of difficulty breathing and chest pain. His oxygen saturation level drops to 88%, and his breathing is labored.
Identify the priority clinical problem(s) in the case study. List 2
How should the nurse respond to the patient’s complaints?
The patient was evaluated after the symptoms, and a new central line was inserted without issue. The patient is NPO and is currently receiving parenteral nutrition via the central line. The nurse enters the room to assess him and observes the patient rubbing his ribs on the right side. Is this action of any concern to the nurse? Why or Why not ? Give 2 rationales
What are the benefits for the patient receiving parenteral nutrition via the central line ?
What labs /diagnostics should be included for this patient . List 3-4.
You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.
Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.
Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.
The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.