I am a LPN student and have a question that Im not to sure where Im going with this.
A medical pt. has gone out on a 3 hour pass with relatives and returns refusing to perform the interventions stated on the care plan. the pt. is argumentative but answers questions appropriatley. Your data collection on this pt. includes fruity odor on breath, mood swings, and hunger. You need to make some corrections or additions to the care plan but are unable to contact the RN on call. What do you think might be considered as nursing diagnoses? What interventions can you perform and still be within your scope of nursing practice?
Last edit by Iridescent Orchid on Dec 14, '11
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