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Please analyze the following nursing legal situations?

analyze the following situations based on the following; a. Facts of the case b. Analysis of the case/legalities c. Conclusion d. Recommendation Case1 ms. Hocobo is a staff nurse in the surgical Unit. She has been caring for Mr. Adan, 80 y/0 man. Mr. Adan has been having trouble in breathing for several days and it is progressively getting worse. Dr. dela Serna wants to do a thoracentesis. Dr. dela Cerna told ms. Hocobo to get a consent form signed by Mr. Adan forprocedure. Mr. Adan requested that her daughter be contacted to give permission for the procedure. Ms. Hocobo tried several times to contact the daughter but was unable to reach her. Dr dela cerna said that he has to to thr procedure or the patient's condition will deteriorate. What will you do as a nurse? Case 2 You are a nurse in arehabilitation unit, oyu are worried about the usual practice of sending patients home on temporary pass. patients in the unit often go home at their request without written order. Most of the patients need medication, so nurses give them what they will need to tkae while they were gone. What are you going to do? What are the legal implications of your decision/action? explain. Case 3 It was 1:00 Am in the morning and ms. Hover (a nurse) has blood transfusion to be hooked to one of her patients. She checked the blood, called for the resident physician to have it double checked. Unfortunately she entered the wrong patient's room without even noticing it. But before she left the room, the relative noticed the blood and asked why her patient has a blood transfusion? what should be done to prevent these incidents? Case 4 mrs Roses has a history of osteoporosis. One night she fell down while in the comfort room, sustaining a fracture on her left shoulder. Her daughter is extremely anxious about her mother's condition. She was brought to the hospital. The doctor did his rounds but inadvertently left the client in the patient's room. Later the nurse found the daughter reading the chart, what should the nurse do?

Asked By: Xtel - 10/7/2009
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Case # 1- Check and see if the daughter is the POA for healthcare. If she is, the nurse can't get the paperwork done without her. If she can't be reached, this situation needs to go through the chain of command, charge nurse, unit manager, patient care liason. (It doesn't take as long as it sounds on paper.) If the... More
Answered By: Lydia B - 10/7/2009
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