•The family should have the opportunity to speak with an organ donation coordinator. A coordinator has the knowledge and interpersonal skills to approach the family and discuss the donation process.
•Physician support is desired, but the nurse can contact the organ donation organization without a physician order.
•The primary nurse is not required to believe in organ donation or be an expert on the subject. The nurse should stay objective and supportive of the family’s needs.
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?