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- Mar 10 by PinkNBlueI just tell them to suck it like a straw. LOL
- Mar 10 by coco317I instruct them to suck in, take rests, coughing is good, keep the little bobber in between the arrows ( I call it the strike zone for those into baseball- that works well with men haha).
I then throw out incentives : this will help you get off of oxygen because your lungs will improve ; prevent pneumonia; help you cough up all that gunk. If I hear crackles on assessment I tell them and reinforce IS teaching and tell them I will be reassessing during my shift. Patients really seem to respond to that.
- Mar 12 by AJJKRNI always tell Pts to such on the IS like a straw too! For the elevated temp question...when I was in nursing school, I remember reading in my Med-Surg book that when you don't breath deep that CO2 builds up in your system and voila, you get a low grade temp.
PS. First post ever (finally)