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Fundamentals Of Nursing Summary

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In literature from the 2013 eighth edition of Fundamentals of Nursing, the authors express the importance of maintaining the patient’s level of comfort (Potter, Perry, Stockert, Hall, p. 1108). They suggest lubricating the nares often with ongoing care to reduce irritation. Dehydration is a risk for patients who have a nasogastric tube. To reduce the risk of dehydration, the Fundamentals of Nursing states mouth care at least every two hours should be completed. Adena’s current policy differs, with oral care directed at least every four hours. Another method stated to provide comfort includes, turning the patient at regular intervals to reduce abdominal distention (often patients swallow volumes of air) and aid in gastric emptying. The existing

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