•When withholding a medication for any reason, the nurse should notify the physician for approval. Then, the nurse should document the omission and the reason.
•The nurse should not administer the dose after the appointment without the physician's approval and an order.
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?