A nurse has just received a patient from the PACU and is reviewing the post operative orders. The PACU nurse states that the patient has been stable for the last 30 minutes. The nurse takes the vital signs and finds that the patient remains stable. After taking the blood glucose level and vital signs what should the nurse do first?

A nurse has just received a patient from the PACU and is reviewing the post operative orders. The PACU nurse states that the patient has been stable for the last 30 minutes. The nurse takes the vital signs and finds that the patient remains stable. After taking the blood glucose level and vital signs what should the nurse do first?

 

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- Contact the physician regarding the insulin order

- Administer the insulin.

- Place the patient on 2L O2.

- Assess the patients pain level.

Rationale

Insulin is on the list of error prone medications. The nurse should contact the physician to clarify and rewrite the order in the appropriate manner prior to giving any insulin. After contacting the physcian regarding the rewrite of the STAT order the nurse can complete the other items.

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Management of Care

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Endocrine / Metabolic

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