4th try Need help with priority not Delegation - page 2
by oloje1 2,690 Views | 15 Comments
I really need help on priority question with diseases who will you see first. I do understand delegation but the priority is really an issue for me. The last time I went I did la charity PDA without case study and still didn't... Read More
- 0Feb 9, '13 by acotusrnQuote from jojo23_Haha singed hair! that came out in my exam! #2 is airway!!!!
1. Emphysema client using purse lip breathing while ambulating down the hallway.
2. Patient admitted to the hospital with singed nose hairs after rescued from burning house.
3. A patient rushed to the emergency room after being stabbed by his girlfriend.
Who do you see first? And why?
As someone said treat every question independently.
Acute vs Chronic
Real vs Potential
Unstable vs Stable
And what I personally add (like Acute vs Chronic) is:
Struggling vs Coping--- STRUGGLING patients need IMMEDIATE attention.
- 0Feb 9, '13 by chibiRNNew admits/transfers/12 hr or less post op/new diagnosis patients should be considered to be "unstable" regardless of diagnosis or condition. For example, a patient 2 hours post-op hernia repair (even though it's a minor procedure) takes priority over COPD patient reporting SOB.
Also look a change in condition (any change!) needs to be seen ASAP.
Hope that helps. Good luck!