Hello all nurses,
I am supposed to develop a nurses teaching plan for my client (patient) a 66 year old man who is married who has COPD-emphysema and an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm 4 cm in diameter. My patient has seen a doctor about his aneurysm, and the surgeon said that he wants to employ watchful waiting and wait to see if the aneurysm increases to 5.5 cm. Then he said he would operate. With my patient's COPD-emphysema, he doesn't want to put him under anesthesia and hope he comes out of it. He even told the patient that if he did operate, he would probably have to cut a trache toensure that he could get enough oxygen to survive the surgery.
Now I need to develop a TEACHING PLAN for this patient.
How in the WORLD do I begin????
Please help me
My teaching plan is due on Feb. 20th.
Thank you ALL in advance:bowingpur