Oxygen depndent or independent nsg action - page 2

by ggestano2002

Scenario: The nurse finds that the o2 sat of the patient with asthma is 78 %,. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first? Apply oxygen or call the physician? Just confused though. Some books says oxygenation must... Read More


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    Scenario: The nurse finds that the o2 sat of the patient with asthma is 78 %,. Which of the following actions should the nurse take first? Apply oxygen or call the physician? Just confused though. Some books says oxygenation must be ordered first by the physician. Just need your ideas about the matter.thanks.
    On the test you always have a standing order for any medication or treatment that is within the scope of practice for a nurse to administer. Therefore, give the O2.
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    Definitely give O2 first. In NCLEX land...you contact the physician once you've done all the interventions you can. If the scenario said the patient had asthma, is on O2 and the o2 sat is still at 78% then you would contact the physician. At this point you as the nurse would say this is an emergency and need to call physician.
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    Administer oxygen first because 78 % is so critical.NCLEX wouldn't want an answer that will your patient.Make your nursing judgment.What if you leave your patient without doing intervention?What will happen to your patient?Things like that.


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