Essay on Wound Care

3294 Words Oct 19th, 2015 14 Pages
Dale Gordon has been a patient in the ICU for 6 days after developing complications after open heart surgery. He is an 82-year-old African American who is disoriented to place and time. He lives with his daughter Claudia in her home. Claudia and her two brothers visit Mr. Gordon daily since he has been hospitalized. Mr. Gordon has not been eating well since the surgery and has lost 3 pounds. Mr. Gordon has type 2 diabetes and is on oral antihyperglycemic medication. Before he came to the hospital, Mr. Gordon was able to only ambulate for short distances. He has orders to get up in a chair twice a day. Joan, a student nurse, is caring for Mr. Gordon this morning. She has reviewed his medical record and is now ready to start caring for him. …show more content…
To promote respirations C. To promote pain relief D. To promote wound healing E. All of the above

The nurse is precepting a student nurse and explains that perioperative nursing care occurs
A. Before, during, and after surgery.
B. In preadmission testing.
C. During the surgical procedure.
D. In the postanesthesia care unit. The nurse is caring for a patient who is scheduled to undergo a surgical procedure. The nurse is completing an assessment and reviews the patient’s laboratory tests and allergies. In which perioperative nursing phase would this work be completed?
A. Perioperative
B. Preoperative
C. Intraoperative
D. Postoperative
The nurse is caring for a patient in the postanesthesia care unit. The patient has developed profuse bleeding from the surgical site, and the surgeon has determined the need to return to the operative area. This procedure would be classified as
A. Elective.
B. Urgent.
C. Emergency
D. Major. The nurse is caring for a patient in preadmission testing. The patient has been assigned a physical status classification by the American Society of Anesthesiologist of P3. Which of the following assessments would support this classification?
A. Denial of any major illnesses or conditions
B. Normal, healthy patient
C. History of hypertension, 80 pounds overweight, history of asthma
D. History of myocardial infarction that limits activity The patient has

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