Now let’s apply what you have learned!
Your 82-year-old postoperative patient is hard to arouse 30 minutes after you administered IV morphine. Their BP is 102/72, respirations are 8 and shallow and SpO2 is 88% on room air. Which of the following (with health care provider orders) are priority nursing actions? Select all that apply.
a) Administer oxygen
b) Administer naloxone
c) Insert a foley catheter
d) Increase IV fluid rate
e) Raise the head of the bed
Note: Answers to the Lightbulb Moment can be found in the “Answer Key” sections at the end of the book.