Evidence-Based Clinical Decision Support at the Point of Care
hat nursing interventions are appropriate for Mrs. J. at the time of her admission? Drug therapy is started for Mrs. J. to control her symptoms. What is the rationale for the administration of each of the following medications?
At time of admission, Mrs.J we would place her in semi fowlers position, with appropriate oxygen. We would take vitals, get lab values prior to starting IV antibiotics. We would get lung x-ray to evaluate the lungs. Provide her with medication for comfort, reduce anxiety and possible a nicotine patch. This may help with some of the anxiety. We need to watch the fluid, carefully watching the infusion of IVs so we do not have fluid overload. Apply SCD’s to help with circulation. Make sure patients room is quiet, free of clutter and make sur you round the patients room regularly so that you can assist with toileting and to ease the fear of the patient. ( American Heart Association, 2017).