Hey everybody, I need your help on understanding this priority question.
A client complains of severe SOB is diagnosed with CHF. The nurse observes falling pulse oximetry. Client's color changes to gray and she expectorates large amount of pink frothy sputum. The action of the nurse would be:
1) Check Vital Signs
2) Call the HCP
3) Position High Fowler's
4) Administer Oxygen
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Answer is 4 but I would think that Position high fowler's would be first followed by oxygen because repositioning also assists in Airway. Is it airway because it's a medical emergency?
I know, always ABCs but as I said before, isn't repositioning to high fowlers Airway also?
Quote from 1244 rock
I would think because he is already showing signs of resp distress position head of bed won't fix it. 02 will
That's probably it. Also, I forgot the rule that if you can do only one thing, what would be it.
Last edit by RunawayN on Apr 19, '13