II. Intraoperative: 1. A 66 year-old woman with chronic obstructive…

Question Answered step-by-step II. Intraoperative: 1. A 66 year-old woman with chronic obstructive… II. Intraoperative: 1. A 66 year-old woman with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is scheduled for an elective procedure on her face. She is having problems breathing, is agitated, and cannot lie flat on the surgical bed.     What actions should the circulating nurse take to improve the patient’s breathing and relieve her agitation?   What complications may occur?   What safety measures should be implemented? III. Postoperative: 1. A 38 year old woman is admitted to the PACU following open abdominal surgery for excision of benign tumor and lysis of adhesions. The patient has been a smoker for many years and begins coughing as soon as she is transferred from the OR stretcher to the bed in PACU.  Identify the initial assessments that need to be done on this patient. Develop a nursing plan of care (use NCP format) that addresses her care from admission unit until discharge home. How will you modify the plan of care if the patient needs wound care after discharge? What would be the signs and symptoms you would assess this patient for and why? What would you do differently if the surgery had been done using minimally invasive methods? Health Science Science Nursing NURSSING NS 106 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)

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