1. You are a nurse admitting a patient to the hospital from the emergency department (ED)…
1. You are a nurse admitting a patient to the hospital from the emergency department (ED) with shortness of breath and recent weight loss. After receiving a report from the ED nurse, you ready the patient’s room according to unit specifications and collect the necessary equipment and forms. When the patient arrives, she is using oxygen via a nasal cannula and seems to be comfortable. As you begin your admission activities and paperwork, you note that her shortness of breath slightly increases as she answers your questions. Accompanying the patient is her daughter, who comments, “This is the fourth time she’s been admitted to this hospital in the past year.” The patient and her daughter demonstrate a close, loving relationship. The daughter not only encourages her mother, but also sets boundaries regarding her mother’s anxiety.
b. How could you facilitate the best implementation of the plan of care?
c. How would you select evidence-based nursing interventions?
d. Which interventions would you expect to implement in this case? e. How would you determine the success of your interventions?