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- Feb 11 by St_ClaireQuote from ggestano2002On 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.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.
- Feb 11 by obloom14Definitely 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.
- Feb 11 by dragon_ladyAdminister 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.