•As the durable power of attorney, the husband has the power to change the physician caring for his wife.
•Ignoring the husband's decision or telling him that he doesn't have the right to make this decision would be inappropriate.
•The patient's children have no power to make medical decisions, therefore, asking them would be inappropriate.
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?