A Case Study On A Registered Nurse And The Care Essay
The scenario was about a 47-year-old male, Jason, who was transferred post knee replacement surgery from the operating theatre ¬to the surgical ward, into the care of Gemma, a Registered Nurse.
As per policy and procedure, the patient was wearing a pair of anti-embolism compression stockings (TED stockings). As the Registered nurse assessed the patient, he told her that he will not wear them anymore, as they look silly and his friends are coming to see him. The registered nurse simply told the patient that he should keep the stockings on, however, he did not comply and removed them.
The next day, the registered nurse returned to the ward for her rostered day shift and was called into the nursing unit managers office, where she was informed that overnight the patient developed shortness of breath, was incubated and transferred to the intensive care unit, where…