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Look at the case information below. Then, create your initial post here by Wedne
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Look at the case information below. Then, create your initial post here by Wedne
Look at the case information below. Then, create your initial post here by Wednesday at 11:59 PM. You are caring for an actively dying patient while working on the oncology unit. The patient is 90 years old and has advanced metastatic colon cancer. She is unresponsive, bedbound, and appears to be in her final hours of life. Her family is at the bedside and has made it clear their primary focus is on comfort. Initial Post: Respond to the following prompts in your initial post. The attending physician approaches you to tell you that they just visited the patient who was breathing at a rate of 36 and appeared distressed. The doctor requests you give ativan first. How would you respond? Choose one of the following questions (a, b, or c) to respond to: An out of town sibling has arrived and has questions. Read the questions and provide your response as the nurse. “How do we know if she is dying or not? Do you think she will wake up soon to interact with her grand-daughter who just arrived?” The family is present at the bedside and states they do not want their loved one to receive morphine since the patient does not have pain issues and they do not want their loved one “sedated.” How do you respond? Use the Ask-Tell-Ask model. A family member approaches you distressed by the onset of their loved ones “gurgling.” They ask: “Is there a medication you can give or will you suction the mucus?” How do you respond? Identify and discuss first line treatment of dyspnea. Include both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions.

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