A 73-year-old woman is admitted to the telemetry unit with…

Question Answered step-by-step A 73-year-old woman is admitted to the telemetry unit with… A 73-year-old woman is admitted to the telemetry unit with right-sided heart failure, type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and COPD. When the patient arrives to the unit, you observe that her color is pale, she is becoming increasingly dyspneic, and she reports a new onset of chest discomfort. The patient’s husband is very concerned as he feels his wife is slightly disoriented. Her oxygen saturation levels are 88% on oxygen 2L per nasal cannula. Using clinical judgment, what should you assess first?What evidence-based actions will you plan to implement at this time based on your assessment? What is the source of the evidence?The patient’s health care provider prescribes an initial dose of furosemide (Lasix) 40 mg IVP. What assessments will you perform to determine if the drug was effective. The patient’s husband remains very anxious and requests to stay at her bedside. What will you tell the patient’s husband about her condition at this time? Should the patient’s husband be present during her emergency treatment? Why or why not?After two doses of Lasix, the patient’s condition improves. What data will you document in the electronic medical record (EMR)?cite professional sources   Health Science Science Nursing MED SURGIC 123 Share QuestionEmailCopy link Comments (0)