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Living Will | Question of the Day

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3. A patient is admitted to the hospital for hip replacement surgery and the nurse notes in the documentation that the patient has a living will. In addition to placing a copy of the document on the patient’s chart, the nurse should:
a. inform the patient that she knows about the living will.
b. notify the surgeon on the case that the patient has a living will.
c. contact the pharmacy about withholding medications in case of patient compromise.
d. direct the family to their spiritual advisor to further discuss the living will.

Date Published - Dec 23, 2014
Date Modified - Dec 23, 2014

Jon Haws RN

Written by Jon Haws RN

Jon Haws RN began his nursing career at a Level I Trauma ICU in DFW working as a code team nurse, charge nurse, and preceptor. Frustrated with the nursing education process, Jon started NRSNG in 2014 with a desire to provide tools and confidence to nursing students around the globe. When he's not busting out content for NRSNG, Jon enjoys spending time with his two kids and wife.