Read the following case study: You are a staff nurse working in an intensive car
Read the following case study:
You are a staff nurse working in an intensive care unit and assigned to care for a 75-year-old American Indian man who had coronary artery bypass graft surgery four days ago. The patient has a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbated by heavy smoking. His postoperative course has been difficult, and he has suffered several setbacks. Staff members, despite their diligent efforts, have not been able to wean him off the ventilator since the surgery. He has required frequent suctioning throughout the shift, and he is being evaluated for the development of ventilator-associated pneumonia. In 1 or 2 sentences, state the measurable nursing outcome desired related to the improvement of the patient’s condition. Example: Patient will have respiratory rate of less than 30 breaths per minute. Identify a nursing theory to align with a plan of care to improve this patient’s outcome. Define the nursing theory concepts and align to nursing practice, critical thinking, and clinical decision-making processes and how this can improve the nursing care plan. Format your 700-word nursing plan of care. Integrate the nursing theory in the plan of care as a concept map using visual presentation software from the College of Education Technology Resource Library.
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