This situation can be a one. First, all coordination (eg, calling for assistance) needs to occur outside the room. Ensure the team members know their position and their job; for example, who will manage the endotracheal tube and who will assist with pericare during the turn. Once the personnel (and supplies) are assembled, be professional, kind, and direct, letting the patient know what to expect. For example, say “Mrs Jones, we’re going to get you cleaned up and into fresh linens. We’ll be turning you to the right first.” Talk the patient through what is happening and involve him or her as much as possible, such as “OK, Mrs Jones, reach over and hold this side rail if you can.” If the patient has been dropped previously, he or she may have significant anxiety that needs to be talked through, especially when using...
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Practice Pointers| April 01 2020
Caring for the Obese Patient in Critical Care
Crit Care Nurse (2020) 40 (2): 84.
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Caring for the Obese Patient in Critical Care. Crit Care Nurse 1 April 2020; 40 (2): 84. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/ccn2020365
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