•The physician is the only person that can fix the situation with additional orders. The nurse cannot give a reversal medication or provide other interventions that require a physician order.
•The nurse should also fill out an incident report after the situation is rectified, and inform the charge nurse.
•The nurse may inform the patient of the error, but this is not necessary.
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?