•Assigning the same nurses to a patient should be encouraged. This will promote continuity of care and decrease patient anxiety.
•Having a variety of nurses does not ensure quality of care.
•Overinvolvement should be considered when making patient assignments, but in this situation there is no evidence of overinvolvement.
A nurse is preparing to administer I.V. fluids that will not alter serum osmolarity or pull fluid into or out of the intravascular space. Which fluid should the nurse administer?
A 79-year-old male patient has cancer with end-stage renal disease. Which of the following excludes the patient from qualifying for hospice?