1. You are caring for a patient with a tracheostomy. What supplies should you ensure are in the patient’s room when you first assess the patient?
2. Your patient with a tracheostomy puts on their call light. As you enter the room, the patient is coughing violently and turning red. Prioritize the action steps that you will take.
- Assess lung sounds
- Suction patient
- Provide oxygen via the trach collar if warranted
- Check pulse oximetry
Test your clinical judgment with an NCLEX Next Generation-style question: Chapter 22, Assignment 1.
Test your clinical judgment with an NCLEX Next Generation-style question: Chapter 22, Assignment 2.