A nurse is working in the recovery room and caring for a patient who was just brought in following surgery. The nurse removes the patients endotracheal tube and the patient begins to have a laryngospasm. Which responses of the nurse are most appropriate? Select all that apply.

 

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- Provide supplemental oxygen via nasal cannula

- Perform a chin lift

- Apply a blood pressure monitor

- Place the patient flat and supine

- Provide midazolam as ordered

Rationale

A laryngospasm occurs after extubation when the patients vocal cords freeze up, making it difficult for him to breathe. The nurse may insert an oral airway or perform a chin lift to keep the airway open. Midazolam is sometimes administered to relax the larynx and facilitate easier breathing.

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