Nurse Preceptor Suggestion: A Case Study

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The goal of my nurse preceptor and I was to prepare client M.E. for surgery and ensure she was in the healthiest position possible prior to entering surgery in order to prevent both intra-op and post-op complications. This includes performing a physical examination, managing pain, ensuring the patient is being compliant to being on NPO status, obtaining the patient’s health history, identifying all medications and/or dietary supplements currently taking, monitoring for signs and symptoms of infection or other complications, and ensuring the patient signs the informed consent for surgery (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014). The first task my nurse preceptor and I was to evaluate patient M.E.’s condition and level of pain. The patient had reported that
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